The shape of polymer chains and rings

D. C. Rapaport

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Exact enumeration methods are used to study the distribution of units in self-avoiding polymer chains and rings on the FCC lattice. Estimates of the exponents characterizing the size dependence of the moments are derived and compared with those of the chain end-to-end distance distribution. Ratios of the different moment types are also studied and compared with the prediction of cluster theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017
Pages (from-to)1328-1335
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1975


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