Accession Number : AD0285189

Title :   MARKOFF CHAINS-POLYMER CHAINS

Corporate Author : TEXTILE RESEARCH INST PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : GUPTA,V.D.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A two-dimensional model for semicrystalline polymers is described. In the amorphous phase the polymer chains describe a random walk on a square lattice preserving the 90 degree bond angle whereas the crystalline phase is made up of regular helices. The possibility of applying the model to random coil and helix transitions is suggested. The mathematical methods of the Markoff chains is applied to deduce the useful properties of the model. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL BONDS, *POLYMERS, CRYSTALS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE