Dynamics of cyclic polymers revealed by single-molecule spectroscopy

Satoshi Habuchi*

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Dynamics of polymers in a dilute and semi-dilute solution are investigated by means of single-molecule fluorescence microscopy techniques. In addition to the direct demonstration of fundamental concepts in polymer physics such as reptation motion in a highly concentrated solution, the single-molecule techniques also reveal effects of topology of the polymer chains on their diffusion behavior. Threading of the chains plays an important role in the heterogeneous diffusion observed in the cyclic polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTopological Polymer Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationProgress of Cyclic Polymers in Syntheses, Properties, and Functions
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9789814401289
ISBN (Print)9789814401272
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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