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Author (up) Diddens, D.; Lee, N.K.; Obukhov, S.; Baschnagel, J.; Johner, A. openurl 
  Title Disentanglement of Two Single Polymer Chains: Contacts and Knots Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Acs Macro Letters Abbreviated Journal ACS Macro Lett.  
  Volume 5 Issue 6 Pages 740-744  
  Abstract Understanding the consequences of the non crossing constraint is one of the remaining challenges in the physics of walks and polymers. To address this problem, we performed molecular simulations for the separation of only two initially connected, overlapping polymer chains with interactions tuned such that they are nearly random walks. The separation time for a configuration strongly correlates with the number of monomer contacts between both chains. We obtain a broad distribution of separation times with a slowly decaying tail. Knots only play a role for those configurations that contribute to the tail of the distribution. In contrast, when starting from the same initial configuration but allowing for chain crossings, separation is qualitatively faster and the time distribution narrow. The simulation results are rationalized by analytical theory. A theory of contacts based on polymer fractality and criticality is presented, along with the expected effects of knots.  
  Address [Diddens, Diddo; Lee, Nam-Kyung; Obukhov, Sergei; Baschnagel, Jorg; Johner, Albert] Univ Strasbourg, CNRS UPR22, Inst Charles Sadron, 23 Rue Loess, F-67034 Strasbourg 2, France, Email:  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Amer Chemical Soc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2161-1653 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000378578600020 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ benzerara @ Serial 14039  
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