Dynamics of a ring polymer in a gel
We present a simple scaling theory of the dynamics of a ring polymer in a gel. In the absence of excluded volume interactions, we predict that the translational diffusion coefficient D varies with the molecular weight M as D approximately M-2 and the longest relaxation time T scales as T approximately M5/2. The results of numerical simulations support these findings.
Obukhov, SP; Rubinstein, M; Duke, T
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