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Polymer Science: Peer Review Journal

Analogies in Polymer Physics

  • Open or CloseSergey Panyukov*

    P N Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

    *Corresponding author:Sergey Panyukov, P N Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Submission: July 06, 2020;Published: July 15, 2020

Volume1 Issue1
July, 2020


Traditional methods for describing long polymer chains are so different from classical solid-state physics methods that it is difficult for scientists from different fields to find a common language. When I reported on my first work on polymer physics at a general physical seminar, Academician Ginzburg (not yet a Nobel laureate) got up and left the room: “This is not physics”. “Phew, what a nasty thing!”-this was a short commentary on another polymer work of the well-known theoretical physicist in the solid-state field. Of course, practical needs and the very time have somewhat changed the attitude towards the physics of polymers. But even now, the best way to bury your work in polymer physics is to directly use the methods and slang of other areas of physics.

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