Pressure exerted by a grafted polymer on the limiting line of a semi-infinite square lattice

Iwan Jensen, Wellington Dantas, Carlos Marques, Jurgen Stilck

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115004
Pages (from-to)115004
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics. A. Mathematical and Theoretical
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2013

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