Surface critical exponents for models of polymer collapse and adsorption: The universality of the Theta and Theta ' points

D. P. Foster, E. Orlandini, M. C. Tesi

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The surface critical exponents are estimated both in ordinary and in special regimes from exact series expansions of up to 28 terms for a model of the Theta point. They are found to be in agreement with those derived for the Theta ' point, confirming the conjecture that the Theta and Theta ' points lie in the same universality class. Some essential features of the phase diagram for a self-interacting, self-avoiding polymer in solution are also calculated to a higher degree of accuracy than previously obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number002
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Mathematical Physics

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