Example diagrams of the models used in this simulation: (a) flexible precursor chain, (b) rigid precursor chain, and (c) trifunctional cross-linker.
Double logarithmic plots of the fraction of unreacted chain ends as a function of time for flexible systems (open) and rigid systems (closed). The broken line expresses the slope of with .
Double logarithmic plots of the number of molecules as a function of time for flexible systems (open) and rigid systems (closed).
The normalized fraction of intermolecular loops as a function of time for flexible systems (open) and rigid systems (closed) (symbols as in Fig. 2).
Snapshots of network structure resulting at : (a) flexible chain network and (b) rigid chain network.
Double logarithmic plots of the scattering function vs the scattering vector of the resulting networks (open) and sol state (closed) for (a) flexible systems and (b) rigid systems. The solid lines indicate slopes of in (a) and in (b). Excess scattering appears in the regions indicated by arrows.
The pair distribution functions of the flexible chain (solid line) and the rigid chain (broken line) networks at density 0.01, (b) 0.03, (c) 0.05, (d) 0.07, (e) 0.09, and (f) 0.11.
The spatial distribution (frequency of empty sphere in the system as a function of diameter) of the flexible (open circles) and the rigid (closed circles) networks at different densities 0.01, (b) 0.03, (c) 0.05, (d) 0.07, (e) 0.09, and (f) 0.11.
(Color) Snapshots of the system as a function of time highlighting the different network evolution and structure of networks resulting from (a) the flexible system and (b) the rigid system at . Molecules separated by color are unattached. Due to restrictions in the variety of colors, distinct molecules are shown in no more than ten colors.
The values of parameters used in this simulation.
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