J. Phys. France
Volume 51, Numéro 10, mai 1990
Page(s) 915 - 932
J. Phys. France 51, 915-932 (1990)
DOI: 10.1051/jphys:019900051010091500

Static and dynamic properties of two-dimensional polymer melts

I. Carmesin1 et Kurt Kremer2

1  Max Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, D-6500 Mainz, F.R.G.
2  Institut für Festköperforschung, KFA Jülich, D-5170 Jülich, F.R.G.

We present a detailed analysis of the properties of dense linear two-dimensional polymer chains. The systems are simulated by the recently developed bond fluctuation method. We investigate systems of up to 80 % density. The chain length and densities considered cover the crossover from the expanded single chain limit to a dense polymer melt. The chains completely segregate and follow a power law of the chain extension < R2 >˜ N 2ν, N being the number of bonds of the chains and ν = 1/2. While for single two dimensional chains the Rouse modes are not eigenmodes they are eignemodes for the chains in a 2-d melt. Relaxation functions and mean square displacements display typical Rouse-like behavior, with the distinction, that the prefactors for the various relaxation processes differ.

6125H - Macromolecular and polymer solutions; polymer melts; swelling.

Key words
bonds chemical -- liquid structure -- liquid theory -- polymer melts