Polymers in anisotropic environment with extended defects
Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 1 Svientsitskii Str., 79011 Lviv, Ukraine
Revised: 6 December 2012
Published online: 31 January 2013
The conformational properties of flexible polymers in d dimensions in environments with extended defects are analyzed both analytically and numerically. We consider the case of structural defects correlated in εd dimensions and randomly distributed in the remaining d − εd. Within the lattice model of self-avoiding random walks (SAW), we apply the pruned-enriched Rosenbluth method (PERM) and find the estimates for scaling exponents and universal shape parameters of polymers in the environment with parallel rod-like defects (εd = 1). An analytical description of the model is developed within the des Cloizeaux direct polymer renormalization scheme.
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