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Subcommittee on Polymer Terminology
This recommendation defines just three terms, viz., molar-mass
dispersity, degree-of-polymerization dispersity, and dispersity. 'Dispersity'
is a new word, coined to replace the misleading, but widely used term
'polydispersity index'. The document, although brief, also has a broader
significance in that it seeks to put the terminology describing dispersions
of distributions of properties of polymeric (and non-polymeric) materials
on an unambiguous and justifiable footing..
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Comments by 30 September 2008
Prof. Robert Stepto
University of Manchester
Polymer Science & Technology Group (MMSC)
Manchester Materials Science Centre
Manchester M1 7HS
E-mail: [email protected]
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