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Title: Zipping transition in a model of two crosslinked polymers
Authors: LEONI, Peter
VANDERZANDE, Carlo
VANDEURZEN, Luc
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Citation: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL, 34(46). p. 9777-9791
Abstract: We study a model of two self-avoiding walks that are allowed to cross. An attractive energy is associated with each crossing. We present a number of exact results on the free energy of this model and show the existence of a zipping temperature, below which the number of crossings becomes macroscopic. We give heuristic arguments which show that in d = 2 and d = 3 this zipping transition occurs at infinite temperature. Exact enumeration and Monte Carlo simulations on the square lattice strongly support this conjecture and lead to a precise value for the crossover exponent.
Notes: Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept WNI, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Katholieke Univ Leuven, Inst Theoret Fys, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium.Leoni, P, Limburgs Univ Ctr, Dept WNI, Univ Campus, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2689
DOI: 10.1088/0305-4470/34/46/302
ISI #: 000172893800005
ISSN: 0305-4470
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2003
Appears in Collections: Theoretical Physics

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