Three-Body Intrachain Collisions in a Single Polymer Chain

Tomo o. Oyama, Yoshitsugu Oono

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The effects of global three-body intrachain interactions on the properties of a single polymer chain are studied in detail within the framework of the mean field approach. The usually accepted assumption that the global intrachain interaction can be taken into account only through binary intrachain collisions is not always correct. Hence the theta state cannot generally be the ideal state of a polymer chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1348-1354
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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