Adsorption of a random heteropolymer with random self-interactions onto an interface
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We consider the adsorption of a random heteropolymer onto an interface within the model of Garel et al. [#!gareletal89!#] by taking into account random self-interactions and ternary repulsive interactions between the monomers. Within the replica trick and by using a self-consistent preaveraging procedure we map the adsorption problem onto the problem of binding state of a quantum mechanical Hamiltonian. The analysis of the latter is treated within the variational method based on the 2nd Legendre transform. Our study reveals a complex behaviour of the localization of the heteropolymer. In particular, we predict a reentrant localization transition for moderate values of the asymmetry of the distribution function of the monomer sequences along the heteropolymer.
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