Dynamics of a ring polymer in a gel

Journal Article (Academic article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Obukhov, SP; Rubinstein, M; Duke, T

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.1263