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Talk Details

Title Polymers in Vacuum
Speaker Rahul Dandekar
Date Mon, 05 Jul 2010
Time 14:30
Venue A 304


Polymers have been studied in solutions, but only recently has a technique for mass spectroscopy (MALDI) made it possible to vaporise polymers intact into a vacuum. An isolated polymer in a vacuum is a statistical mechanical system (for large N), but one has to take care of angular momentum (L) conservation while writing the partition function. The papers I will talk about have studied the radius of gyration and the autocorrelation function of polymers in a vacuum and their behavior as functions of N and L.


J.M. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 238301 (2007)

2. J.M. Deutsch, Phys. Rev. E 77, 051804 (2008)