Polymer Reptation in Disordered Media

  • Dinko CuleandTerenceHwa
The stochasticmotion of a polymerchainentangledin a disorderedmediumsuchas a gel is of much scientific and technologicalinterest. A convenientstarting point for understandingthe polymer dynamicsis de Gennes’ reptationmodel,which describesthepolymer’swormlike motion along a fictitious tube threadedthroughan array of fixed obstacles[1–3]. In theoriginal… CONTINUE READING