Aggregation of theta-polymers in spherical confinement.

  title={Aggregation of theta-polymers in spherical confinement.},
  author={J. Zierenberg and Marco Mueller and P. Schierz and M. Marenz and W. Janke},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={141 11},
We investigate the aggregation transition of theta polymers in spherical confinement with multicanonical simulations. This allows for a systematic study of the effect of density on the aggregation transition temperature for up to 24 monodisperse polymers. Our results for solutions in the dilute regime show that polymers can be considered isolated for all temperatures larger than the aggregation temperature, which is shown to be a function of the density. The resulting competition between single… Expand
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