Quake, Stephen R. (1994) The Zimm model applied to extended single polymers. Journal of Chemical Physics, 101 (5). pp. 4307-4311. ISSN 0021-9606 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:QUAjcp94
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A mean field theory is developed for the Zimm model and compared to the exact solution, computed numerically, for the case of a single extended polymer. An analytic calculation in the dumbbell approximation extends the preaveraging treatment. We find that the dynamic scaling of the preaveraged Zimm model is preserved for short polymers, but that the relaxation function is inhomogeneous in length for long polymers. These calculations can be applied to recent experimental results.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 1994 American Institute of Physics (Received 9 February 1994; accepted 12 May 1994) The author gratefully acknowledges many helpful discussions with Robin Stinchcombe, and thanks Steven Chu for his hospitality at Stanford, where this work was inspired. He also thanks the British Marshall Commission for financial support.|
|Subject Keywords:||POLYMERS; MEAN–FIELD THEORY; MOLECULES; SCALING LAWS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; RELAXATION|
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