Electrophoresis in strong fields

M. Olvera De La Cruz*, J. M. Deutsch, S. F. Edwards

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Abstract

We present a computer simulation on a lattice of a long charged polymer diffusing in a topologically restricted environment in the presence of an electric field. The problem is related to that of a set of self-attracting particles diffusing in a random environment. For strong fields the polymer gets trapped in metastable configurations, so that the relaxation time of the polymer has an exponential dependence on chain length. Various correlation functions such as the mean square displacement vary logarithmically with time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2047-2055
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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