Quasi‐elastic neutron scattering in gels and solutions

Erik Geissler, Anne‐Marie ‐M Hecht, Armel Guillermo, F. Horkay, Jean François Legrand, Simon Mallam

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Abstract

Measurements of swelling pressure, neutron spin‐echo scattering, and dynamic light scattering were made in an end‐linked poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) gel swollen to equilibrium in a good solvent (toluene) and also in the equivalent solution. The macroscopic osmotic modulus is depressed in the gel. Neutron spin echo observations at intermediate and high values of the scattering vector Q reveal that the mobility of the monomers is unaffected by cross‐linking. Elastic neutron scattering at small Q detects non‐uniformities in the polymer concentration distribution, which are absent from the solution. These non‐uniformities play a major role in the dynamic response of the system at lower Q, and and appear to be the cause of the observed reduction in osmotic pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalMakromolekulare Chemie. Macromolecular Symposia
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Neutron scattering
nonuniformity
neutron scattering
Gels
gels
Elastic scattering
osmosis
Toluene
Dynamic light scattering
Polydimethylsiloxane
crosslinking
dynamic response
swelling
Crosslinking
Dynamic response
Swelling
toluene
echoes
Polymers
Neutrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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Quasi‐elastic neutron scattering in gels and solutions. / Geissler, Erik; Hecht, Anne‐Marie ‐M; Guillermo, Armel; Horkay, F.; Legrand, Jean François; Mallam, Simon.

In: Makromolekulare Chemie. Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 76, No. 1, 1993, p. 163-174.

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Geissler, E, Hecht, AMM, Guillermo, A, Horkay, F, Legrand, JF & Mallam, S 1993, 'Quasi‐elastic neutron scattering in gels and solutions', Makromolekulare Chemie. Macromolecular Symposia, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 163-174. https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.19930760125
Geissler, Erik ; Hecht, Anne‐Marie ‐M ; Guillermo, Armel ; Horkay, F. ; Legrand, Jean François ; Mallam, Simon. / Quasi‐elastic neutron scattering in gels and solutions. In: Makromolekulare Chemie. Macromolecular Symposia. 1993 ; Vol. 76, No. 1. pp. 163-174.
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