J. Phys. I France 5 (1995) 465-474
Crosslink Effects on Equilibrium PolymersK. Elleuch, F. Lequeux and P. Pfeuty
Laboratoire d'Ultrasons et de Dynamique des Fluides Complexes (U.R.A. 851 CNRS) Institut Le Bel, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67070 Strasbourg Cedex, France
(Received 2 November 1994, revised in final form 21 December 1994, accepted 4 January 1995)
We study the effects of the three- and fourfold crosslinks on wormlike micelles. This model is worked using a correspondence between magnetic models and equilibrium polymers. We obtain the phase diagrams and the critical behavior of the concentration of extremities and of crosslinks. These crosslinks generate a demixing for both three- and fourfold connections. We show that, due to the difference of parity between the three- and fourfold connections, the behavior is quite different for each case.
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