Equilibrium sizes and dynamics of flexible knots

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalChinese Journal of Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2002


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