Using exact enumerations of self-avoiding walks (SAWs) we compute the inhomogeneous pressure exerted by a two-dimensional end-grafted polymer on the grafting line which limits a semi-infinite square lattice. The results for SAWs show that the asymptotic decay of the pressure as a function of the distance to the grafting point follows a power law with an exponent similar to that of Gaussian chains and is, in this sense, independent of excluded volume effects.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Physics. A. Mathematical and Theoretical|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Mar 2013|