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Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations of a simple model semiflexible equilibrium polymer system, consisting of hard sphere monomers reversibly self-assembling into chains of arbitrary length, have been performed using a novel sampling method to add or remove multiple monomers during a single MC move. Systems with two different persistence lengths and a(More)
In recent simulations of semiflexible equilibrium polymers [X. Lu and J. T. Kindt, J. Chem. Phys. 120, 10328 (2004)] a roughly biexponential distribution of chain lengths was observed in the nematic phase. In this study, we show that a theory representing the nematic phase as an equilibrium mixture of randomly oriented chains below a critical length Lc and(More)
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