Aggregation kinetics of a simulated telechelic polymer.

  title={Aggregation kinetics of a simulated telechelic polymer.},
  author={Mark R. Wilson and Avinoam Rabinovitch and Arlette R C Baljon},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 6 Pt 1},
We investigate the aggregation kinetics of a simulated telechelic polymer gel. In the hybrid molecular dynamics (MD)/Monte Carlo (MC) algorithm, aggregates of associating end groups form and break according to MC rules, while the position of the polymers in space is dictated by MD. As a result, the aggregate sizes change over time. In order to describe this aggregation process, we employ master equations. They define changes in the number of aggregates of a certain size in terms of reaction… 
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