J. Phys. I France
Volume 2, Numéro 8, August 1992
Page(s) 1645 - 1655
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1992232
J. Phys. I France 2 (1992) 1645-1655

Field theoretic approach to the dissolution of polyelectrolyte complexes

P. Haronska and Ch. Seidel

Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Kantstraße 55, D/O-1530 Teltow-Seehof, Germany

(Received 19 July 1992, revised 17 March 1992, accepted 6 April 1992)

We study the dissolution of fully symmetric polyelectrolyte complexes that occurs when the polymer concentration reaches a critical value. Edwards' approach is used to derive the monomer correlation function. Near the critical concentration the correlation function shows an oscillatory behaviour which is a typical feature of a mesophase formation.

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