Topologically distinct knotted polymers in equilibrium under good solvent conditions are investigated by Monte Carlo simulations. The equilibrium sizes of the knots, relaxation times and self-diffusion coefficients are measured for different knot types and chain lengths. The equilibrium knot size and fast relaxation time can be understood in terms of a blob picture and some scaling results are derived which agree with the simulation data.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 2002|