Randomly charged polymers in porous environment

V. Blavatska, Christian Von Ferber

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    Abstract

    We study the conformational properties of charged polymers in a solvent in the presence of structural obstacles correlated according to a power law ~ x-a. We work within the continuous representation of a model of linear chain considered as a random sequence of charges qi = ±q0. Such a model captures the properties of polyampholytes - heteropolymers comprising both positively and negatively charged monomers. We apply the direct polymer renormalization scheme and analyze the scaling behavior of charged polymers up to the first order of an ?= 6-d, ?= 4-a-expansion. Note: Some of the symbols in this abstract do not display correctly on this website - please see the abstract on the publisher's website.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number34601
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    JournalCondensed Matter Physics
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Bibliographical note

    The full text is available free from the link given. The abstract can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.5488/CMP.16.34601.

    Keywords

    • polymers
    • quenched disorder
    • renormalization group
    • scaling

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