On the properties of polymer globules in the high density limit

Thomas P. Witelski, Alexander Yu Grosberg, Toyoichi Tanaka

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    We re-examine quantitative mean-field theory for the collapsed globule phase of a polymer chain taking full account of its finite compressibility. The mathematical properties of the nonlinear mean-field equations describing the structure of the globule are formulated. Our results explain findings and observations of the recent computer simulation and experimental studies. While the effects are due to the restricted compressibility, they are seen well before the globule reaches its dry maximal density.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)9144-9149
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Volume108
    Issue number21
    StatePublished - Jun 1 1998

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    Witelski, T. P., Grosberg, A. Y., & Tanaka, T. (1998). On the properties of polymer globules in the high density limit. Journal of Chemical Physics, 108(21), 9144-9149.

    On the properties of polymer globules in the high density limit. / Witelski, Thomas P.; Grosberg, Alexander Yu; Tanaka, Toyoichi.

    In: Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 108, No. 21, 01.06.1998, p. 9144-9149.

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    Witelski, TP, Grosberg, AY & Tanaka, T 1998, 'On the properties of polymer globules in the high density limit', Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 108, no. 21, pp. 9144-9149.
    Witelski TP, Grosberg AY, Tanaka T. On the properties of polymer globules in the high density limit. Journal of Chemical Physics. 1998 Jun 1;108(21):9144-9149.
    Witelski, Thomas P. ; Grosberg, Alexander Yu ; Tanaka, Toyoichi. / On the properties of polymer globules in the high density limit. In: Journal of Chemical Physics. 1998 ; Vol. 108, No. 21. pp. 9144-9149.
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