A segment of an actual polymer chain which behaves, with respect to some property, virtually as a segment of a freely jointed chain.
Source: Purple Book, 1st ed., p. 50 [Terms] [Book]
Citation: 'statistical segment' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S05959 RISBibTexEndNote