Ring macromolecules in topologically restricted environments

D. Gersappe*, M. Olvera De La Cruz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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