Random copolymers with long range interaction in the equilibrium state

Schulz, Michael; Stepanow, Semjon
March 1993
Journal of Chemical Physics;3/15/1993, Vol. 98 Issue 6, p5074
Academic Journal
Macromolecules with quenched random disorder along the chain and long range interaction between the monomers are studied. Averaging over the quenched disorder results in a collapse regime for the macromolecule. The mean-square radius depends on the polymer length L as a power law =∼L1/3 for large length, whereas for short length a repulsion regime =∼L2/3 was predicted. The thermodynamic equation of state for a diluted solution of these macromolecules is determined.


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