We look at the effects of geometric frustration in two-dimensional interacting self-avoiding walk models. Models in which these effects are present do not behave in the same way as the standard interacting self-avoiding walk model where an attractive interaction energy is included between non-consecutive, nearest-neighbour visited sites on the lattice. We present, in particular, the different numerical methods we have used to study these models, as well as some of the main results found for a number of different models.
|Title of host publication||Order, Disorder and Criticality|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advanced Problems of Phase Transition Theory|
|Number of pages||53|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jul 2020|
- phase transitions
- Polymer Models
- Random walk
Foster, D. (2020). Geometrical Frustration in Interacting Self-Avoiding Walk Models of Polymers in Dilute Solution. In Y. Holovatch (Ed.), Order, Disorder and Criticality: Advanced Problems of Phase Transition Theory (1 ed., Vol. 6, pp. 99-151). World Scientific.