Ring polymers in solution : topological effects

@inproceedings{Cloizeaux2016RingPI,
  title={Ring polymers in solution : topological effects},
  author={J. Des Cloizeaux},
  year={2016}
}
  • J. Des Cloizeaux
  • Published 2016
2014 The effect of topological constraints on the properties of ring polymers in solution are studied. When the rings are short and rigid, the effects can easily be understood and a simple result is given here. When the rings are long and flexible, the situation is complex and a more subtle analysis is needed. Fortunately recent mathematical studies concerning the linking numbers of two curves lead to a significant result. This information is used to argue that the topological constraints… CONTINUE READING

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