Configurational properties of polymers in a good solvent

D. C. Rapaport

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Self-interacting, self-avoiding polymer chains and rings are generated on the f.c.c. lattice by exact enumeration. The effect of the 'good' solvent is represented by a short-range repulsive interaction between pairs of polymer units. The partition function and the moments of the end-to-end distance and mass distributions are extrapolated to obtain the limiting behaviour at various temperatures. Difficulties encountered in determining the exponents and their temperature dependence are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013
Pages (from-to)1521-1537
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Physics A: General Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1976


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