Viscoelastic properties of polyelectrolyte solutions in non-entangled concentrated regions

Yoshiaki Takahashi, Shinji Iio, Naoki Matsumoto, Ichiro Noda

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Viscoelastic properties of non-entangled concentrated aqueous solutions of three sodium polystyrenesulfonates with low molecular weights were measured in oscillation flows. Master curves of dynamic moduli were obtained by shifting the moduli data measured at different concentrations along the frequency (ω) axis for each molecular weight. The concentration shift factor used in making the master curves composes a single line irrespective of molecular weight. Storage and loss moduli are proportional to ω2 and ω, respectively, in the terminal region, while they are proportional to ω1/2 in the transition region. All the master curves can be well represented by the modified Rouse theory using the experimental values of concentration, molecular weight and viscosity in a reference state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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