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… Expand

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