Segregation of polymers under cylindrical confinement: effects of polymer topology and crowding.

@article{Polson2018SegregationOP,
  title={Segregation of polymers under cylindrical confinement: effects of polymer topology and crowding.},
  author={James M. Polson and Deanna R. M. Kerry},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2018},
  volume={14 30},
  pages={
          6360-6373
        }
}
Monte Carlo computer simulations are used to study the segregation behaviour of two polymers under cylindrical confinement. Using a multiple-histogram method, the conformational free energy, F, of the polymers was measured as a function of the centre-of-mass separation distance, λ. We examined the scaling of the free energy functions with the polymer length, the length and diameter of the confining cylinder, the polymer topology (i.e. linear vs. ring polymers), and the packing fraction and size… 
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