Role of long-wavelength degrees of freedom in the rod-to-coil transition in polymers

Nigel Goldenfeld, J. W. Halley

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Abstract

We present a model of the rod-to-coil transformation in a single-stranded polymer which includes the effects of long-wavelength degrees of freedom in the straight parts of the chain. The model exhibits a true first-order phase transition in qualitative agreement with the results of an experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-733
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume55
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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