Two-Stage Kinetics of Single-Chain Collapse. Polystyrene in Cyclohexane

Benjamin Chu, Qicong Ying, Alexander Yu Grosberg

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    Two-stage kinetics of single-chain collapse was clearly observed by using a thinnest capillary-tube cell with a wall thickness of 0.01 mm and a diameter of 5 mm for dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements. Two relaxation times, τcrum for the crumpled globule state and τeq, for the compact globule state, were determined for the first time. Experimental DLS data measured in the coil-to-globule transition were compared with theoretical predictions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)180-189
    Number of pages10
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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