branching index
A parameter, g, characterizing the effect of long-chain branches on the size of a branched macromolecule in solution and defined as the ratio of the mean-square radius of gyration of a branched molecule, < sb2 >, to that of an otherwise identical linear molecule, < sl2 >, with the same relative molecular mass in the same solvent and at the same temperature, i.e. g = /.
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