Dynamics of gel electrophoresis

Dilip Gersappe*, Monica Olvera de la Cruz

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The authors have investigated the effect of gel inhomogeneity on the chain statistics and dynamics by computer simulations. In order to find the real effect of the inhomogeneity we consider a chain with excluded volume. In the simulation the gel is represented by point impurities distributed at random. The gel concentration is then given by the density of impurities p. The computer simulation is done on a square lattice for 2D. Initially the cage is generated by picking up points at random from a 500 × 500 array. The authors have found that the exponent u that describes the chain radius of gyration Rg with chain length N, is the same as that of chain in the absence of the gel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-97
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 1989
EventPapers Presented at the Miami Beach, FL Meeting: Polymer Preprints - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 10 1989Sep 15 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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