Computer simulation of the dynamics of a single polymer chain

David Ceperley, M. H. Kalos, Joel L. Lebowitz

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We have carried out computer simulations of the dynamics of a model polymer chain in a solvent. We find that the structure function scales for different chain sizes N as a function of q=kN with =0.6 exponent for the radius of gyration. Furthermore, S(q)q-53 over a wide range, as predicted by Edwards. Time-dependent correlation functions appear to scale as tN with 2+1. The time-displaced structure function is of the form S(kN,tN).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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