We analyze the effect of disorder on the statistics of a ring macromolecule by a computer simulation. We show how the statistics of the ring change from obeying self-avoiding to lattice animal statistics. We find a scaling relationship to characterize this crossover behavior. We further show how this problem maps onto a related study on two-dimensional vesicles with a pressure difference.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)