Fractal dimensionality of polymer chains

S. Havlin, D. Ben-Avraham

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The authors suggest that the concept of fractal dimensionality provides a useful characterisation of the configurational properties of a single polymer. From numerical studies of long polymers traced out by self-avoiding walks on a planar lattice, they find that the fractal dimensionality is well defined and has a constant value for most scales of length of the chain. Renormalisation group theory provides a theoretical basis for the concept of fractal dimensionality in polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011
Pages (from-to)L311-L316
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982


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