Aleksandar S. Vesic Distinguished Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Joint)
Professor of Physics (Joint)
Professor of Chemistry (Joint)
The research of the Rubinstein group is in the field of polymer theory and computer simulations. The unique properties of polymeric systems are due to the size, topology and interactions of the molecules they are made of. Our goal is to understand the properties of various polymeric systems and to design new systems with even more interesting and useful properties.
Our approach is based upon building and solving simple molecular models of different polymeric systems. The models we develop are simple enough to be solved either analytically or numerically, but contain the main features leading to unique properties of real polymers. Computer simulations of our models serve as an important bridge between analytical calculations and experiments.
Rubinstein, M., et al. “Relaxation of entangled polymers at the classical gel point.” Journal De Physique, vol. 51, 1990, pp. 757–75. Manual, doi:10.1051/jphys:01990005108075700>. Full Text
Colby, Ralph H., and Michael Rubinstein. “Two-Parameter Scaling for Polymers in Solvents.” Macromolecules, vol. 23, 1990, pp. 2753–57.
Cates, M. E., et al. “’Living trees’: dynamics at a reversible classical gel point.” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, vol. 2, 1990, pp. 749–54.
Wang, X. R., et al. “Kinetic renormalization group approach to diffusion limited aggregation.” Physics Letters A, vol. 138, no. 6–7, Elsevier BV, July 1989, pp. 274–78. Crossref, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(89)90276-4. Full Text
Wang, X. R., et al. “Improved kinetic renormalisation group approach to diffusion-limited aggregation.” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, vol. 22, no. 11, IOP Publishing, June 1989, pp. L507–12. Crossref, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/22/11/010. Full Text
Rubinstein, Michael. “Repton Model of Entangled Polymers.” New Trends in Physics and Physical Chemistry of Polymers, 1989, pp. 455–69.
Patton, E. V., et al. “Scaling Properties of Branched Polyesters.” Macromolecules, vol. 22, 1989, pp. 1946–59.
Rubinstein, Michael, and Ralph H. Colby. “Self‐consistent theory of polydisperse entangled polymers: Linear viscoelasticity of binary blends.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 89, no. 8, AIP Publishing, Oct. 1988, pp. 5291–306. Crossref, doi:10.1063/1.455620. Full Text
Rubinstein, Michael, et al. “Theory of polydispersity effects of polymer rheology: binary distribution of molecular weights.” Macromolecules, vol. 20, no. 4, American Chemical Society (ACS), July 1987, pp. 822–29. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ma00170a021. Full Text
Rubinstein, M., et al. “Two-Dimensional XY Magnets with Random Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interactions.” Phys. Rev. B, vol. 27, 1983, pp. 1800–11.