Plane polymer configurations enclosing a fixed area in an electric field: generating functional and statistical mechanical properties

D.C. Khandekar, F.W. Wiegel

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The statistical mechanical properties of plane polymer configurations which enclose a fixed area and are subject to an external electric field are investigated. For this purpose an exact expression for the generating functional is obtained and subsequently used to derive: (a) the distribution function for the enclosed area; (b) the mean square distance of a given repeating unit from the origin; (c) the entropic force on a repeating unit.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)421-438
Number of pages28
JournalPhysica A
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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  • IR-24805

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