Numerical studies of collapsing polymers

D. C. Rapaport

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The behaviour of a polymer dissolved in a poor solvent is studied using the self-interacting self-avoiding walk model. The properties of short polymers are generated by exact enumeration methods and the results extrapolated to large systems. Evidence supporting the existence of a phase transition is obtained. The exponents governing the length dependence of the partition function and moments of the distribution functions appear to be temperature dependent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025
Pages (from-to)637-647
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics A: General Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1977


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