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  • New theory may shed light on dynamics of large-polymer liquids

    Illinois professor Kenneth S. Schweizer developed a new theory that predicts why entangled polymers are confined to a tube-like region of space and how they respond to applied forces.

    Illinois professor Kenneth S. Schweizer developed a new theory that predicts why entangled polymers are confined to a tube-like region of space and how they respond to applied forces.

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  • Editor’s notes:  To contact Kenneth Schweizer, call 217-333-6440; email kschweiz@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Microscopic Theory of the Tube Confinement Potential for Liquids of Topologically Entangled Rigid Macromolecules,” is available online.