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Title: Spring constant analogy for estimating stiffness of a single polyethylene molecule
Authors: Lim, T.-C. 
Keywords: Analytical approach
Hooke's Law
Mechanical springs
Issue Date: Nov-2003
Citation: Lim, T.-C. (2003-11). Spring constant analogy for estimating stiffness of a single polyethylene molecule. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry 34 (3-4) : 151-161. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The stiffness of a simple planar polymeric chain is modeled using analogies of mechanical springs arranged in series and in parallel assemblies. The stiffness of chemical bonds is resolved into two perpendicular axes defined by the longitudinal and transverse axes in the molecular plane. Using Hooke's definition of spring stiffness, the molecular stiffness of polyethylene is obtained along the longitudinal and transverse directions. This paper demonstrates the use of physical analogies and mathematical approximations for obtaining an analytical form for the stiffness of a simple single-molecule.
Source Title: Journal of Mathematical Chemistry
ISSN: 02599791
DOI: 10.1023/B:JOMC.0000004065.34221.47
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