Title: Zipping transition in a model of two crosslinked polymers
Authors: Leoni, P ×
Vanderzande, Carlo
Vandeurzen, Luc #
Issue Date: Nov-2001
Publisher: IOP Pub.
Series Title: Journal of Physics A, Mathematical and General vol:34 issue:46 pages:9777-9791
Abstract: We study a model of two self-avoiding walks that are allowed to cross. An attractive energy is associated with each crossing. We present a number of exact results on the free energy of this model and show the existence of a zipping temperature, below which the number of crossings becomes macroscopic. We give heuristic arguments which show that in d = 2 and d = 3 this zipping transition occurs at infinite temperature. Exact enumeration and Monte Carlo simulations on the square lattice strongly support this conjecture and lead to a precise value for the crossover exponent.
ISSN: 0305-4470
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Theoretical Physics Section
Computer Science Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Computerwetenschappen
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