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First Passage Time between Ends of a Polymer Chain

  • Published : 2007.06.20

Abstract

We improve Wilehemski-Fixmann theory for intrachain reaction dynamics of a polymer chain by taking into account excluded volume effects between reactive groups in the polymerchain. An approximate analytic expression for the intra-chain reaction dynamics is obtained for Gaussian chain model and compared to Brownian dynamics simulation results. The results of the present theory are in a better agreement to Brownian dynamics simulation results than those calculated by previously reported theories.

Keywords

Chain Polymer;Reaction dynamics;Brownian motion;First Passage Time

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