Effect of weak flow on a polymer chain with hydrodynamic interactions

S. Puri, B. Schaub, Y. Oono

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Abstract

A gaussian polymer chain with hydrodynamic interactions and subjected to a steady linear flow is investigated renormalization- group theoretically. To order ε{lunate} = 4 - d (d being the spatial dimensionality) and to the lowest nontrivial order in the flow strength, we consider the hydrodynamic effect on the mean square end-to-end distance. Possible limitations of the gaussian model, even below the stretching transition, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-404
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume114
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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