2-Dimensional polymers confined in a strip
John-von-Neumann Institute for Computing, Forschungszentrum Jülich,
52425 Jülich, Germany
Published online: 8 December 2003
Single two dimensional polymers confined to a strip are studied by Monte Carlo simulations. They are described by N-step self-avoiding random walks on a square lattice between two parallel hard walls with distance ( is the Flory exponent). For the simulations we employ the pruned-enriched-Rosenbluth method (PERM) with Markovian anticipation. We measure the densities of monomers and of end points as functions of the distance from the walls, the longitudinal extent of the chain, and the forces exerted on the walls. Their scaling with D and the universal ratio between force and monomer density at the wall are compared to theoretical predictions.
PACS: 61.25.Hq – Macromolecular and polymer solutions; polymer melts; swelling / 07.05.Tp – Computer modeling and simulation / 61.41.+e – Polymers, elastomers, and plastics
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2003