A model of particles formed in dispersion polymerization is suggested and the Gibbs energy of a single particle at infinite dilution is calculated. By minimizing the energy at fixed particle mass and composition, the particle dimensions are calculated and the degree of swelling of the particles is predicted. The estimated geometric radii are somewhat smaller than the experimental values of the hydrodynamic radii.
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Spherical particles obtained by dispersion polymerization: model calculations / Ondrej Prochazka and Jaroslav Stejskal // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 3658-3663.