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Monte Carlo simulation of random branching in hyperbranched polymers (2007)
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Richards, E. L., Buzza, D. M. A., & Davies, G. R. (2007). Monte Carlo simulation of random branching in hyperbranched polymers. Macromolecules, 40(6), 2210-2218. doi:10.1021/ma0700126

We study the branching statistics of hyperbranched polymers formed from a one-pot melt polymerization of AB2 monomers via Monte Carlo simulation. To simulate the reaction ensemble, we use a 3D percolation-type model where each lattice site of a cubic... Read More

Entanglement transition of randomly branched polymers in the hyperbranched class (2006)
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Kunamaneni, S., Buzza, D. M. A., Read, D. J., Parker, D., Kenwright, A. M., Feast, W. J., & Larsen, A. L. (2006). Entanglement transition of randomly branched polymers in the hyperbranched class. Macromolecules, 39(19), 6720-6736. doi:10.1021/ma0603276

We study the melt rheology of randomly branched polymers in the hyperbranched polymer (HBP) class which are formed by the co-condensation of AB and AB2 type monomers. Specifically, we study the effect of branch length Mx on the entanglement transitio... Read More

A Monte Carlo study of amphiphilic dendrimers: Spontaneous asymmetry and dendron separation (2005)
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Giupponi, G., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2005). A Monte Carlo study of amphiphilic dendrimers: Spontaneous asymmetry and dendron separation. The Journal of chemical physics, 122(19), doi:10.1063/1.1896347

We study via Monte Carlo simulation the conformation of amphiphilic dendrimers for which terminal monomers (t) and internal monomers (i) interact differently with the solvent (s). Specifically, we have studied g=3,6 dendrimers as a function of χit, χ... Read More

Monte Carlo simulation of dendrimers in variable solvent quality (2004)
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Giupponi, G., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2004). Monte Carlo simulation of dendrimers in variable solvent quality. The Journal of chemical physics, 120(21), 10290-10298. doi:10.1063/1.1714829

The properties of g=1-6 dendrimers in variable solvent quality were studied using Monte Carlo simulation and Flory theory. It was found that the radius of gyration (Rg collapses significantly while going from athermal to extreme poor solvent conditio... Read More

Power law polydispersity and fractal structure of hyperbranched polymers (2004)
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Buzza, D. M. (2004). Power law polydispersity and fractal structure of hyperbranched polymers. European Physical Journal E, 13(1), 79-86. doi:10.1140/epje/e2004-00042-3

Using the complementary approaches of Flory theory and the overlap function, we study the molecular weight distribution and conformation of hyperbranched polymers formed by the melt polycondensation of A-RN0-Bf - 1monomers in their reaction bath clos... Read More

Size exclusion chromatography and rheology of AB/AB2 hyperbranched polymers (2003)
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Kunamaneni, S., Buzza, D. M. A., Parker, D., & Feast, W. J. (2003). Size exclusion chromatography and rheology of AB/AB2 hyperbranched polymers. Journal of materials chemistry, 13(11), 2749-2755. doi:10.1039/b303473a

We report size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and linear shear rheology results for a series of AB/AB2 hyperbranched polyesters. For these samples, the weight average molecular weight Mw was systematically varied from 3000 to 250000 but the spacer le... Read More

Rheology and molecular weight distribution of hyperbranched polymers (2002)
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Buzza, D. M., Groves, D. J., McLeish, T. C., Parker, D., Keeney, A. J., Feast, W. J., & Suneel, . (2002). Rheology and molecular weight distribution of hyperbranched polymers. Macromolecules, 35(25), 9605-9612. doi:10.1021/ma020820r

We study the melt rheology and molecular weight distribution of four short chain branched hyperbranched polyesters with different molecular weights and containing branched monomers of various alkyl chain lengths n (2 → 4; n is the number of CH2 group... Read More

General Theory for Capillary Waves and Surface Light Scattering (2002)
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Buzza, D. M. (2002). General Theory for Capillary Waves and Surface Light Scattering. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 18(22), 8418-8435. doi:10.1021/la011713d

We present a general theory for capillary waves and surface quasi-elastic light scattering for an isotropic liquid interface with adsorbed surfactant. We first examine the validity of three constitutive models for isotropic interfaces in the Newtonia... Read More

A Monte Carlo simulation scheme for nonideal dendrimers satisfying detailed balance (2002)
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Giupponi, G., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2002). A Monte Carlo simulation scheme for nonideal dendrimers satisfying detailed balance. Macromolecules, 35(26), 9799-9812. doi:10.1021/ma0203851

We present a configurational-biased lattice Monte Carlo scheme for simulating nonideal dendrimers that satisfies detailed balance. This corrects an important shortcoming in a previous lattice Monte Carlo scheme by Mansfield and Klushin: in a previous... Read More

Monte Carlo simulation scheme for dendrimers satisfying detailed balance (2001)
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Wallace, E. J., Buzza, D. M., & Read, D. J. (2001). Monte Carlo simulation scheme for dendrimers satisfying detailed balance. Macromolecules, 34(20), 7140-7146. doi:10.1021/ma0104130

A lattice Monte Carlo scheme for simulating dendrimers that is widely referenced in the literature is that of Mansfield and Klushin (Macromolecules 1993, 26, 4262). However, we show that this scheme does not obey a detailed balance and propose a modi... Read More

Linear melt rheology and small-angle X-ray scattering of AB diblocks vs A2B2 four arm star block copolymers (2000)
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Buzza, D. M. A., Fzea, A. H., Allgaier, J. B., Young, R. N., Hawkins, R. J., Hamley, I. W., …Lodge, T. P. (2000). Linear melt rheology and small-angle X-ray scattering of AB diblocks vs A2B2 four arm star block copolymers. Macromolecules, 33(22), 8399-8414. doi:10.1021/ma000382t

The frequency dependent viscoelastic properties and lamellar spacing of three symmetric styrene−isoprene (PS−PI) diblock copolymers are compared to those of their hetero-four-arm star counterparts. The PS and PI arm molecular weights of the three lin... Read More