# MONTE CARLO CALCULATION OF THE AVERAGE EXTENSION OF MOLECULAR CHAINS

@article{Rosenbluth1955MONTECC, title={MONTE CARLO CALCULATION OF THE AVERAGE EXTENSION OF MOLECULAR CHAINS}, author={Marshall N. Rosenbluth and Arianna W. Rosenbluth}, journal={Journal of Chemical Physics}, year={1955}, volume={23}, pages={356-359} }

The behavior of chains of very many molecules is investigated by solving a restricted random walk problem on a cubic lattice in three dimensions and a square lattice in two dimensions. In the Monte Carlo calculation a large number of chains are generated at random, subject to the restrictions of no crossing or doubling back, to give the average extension of the chain 〈R2〉Av as a function of N, the number of links in the chain. A system of weights is used in order that all possible allowed…

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