Gaussian Chain Model and Statistics of Polymers

  • Toshihiro Kawakatsu
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)


In this chapter, we will discuss the statistical theory of polymers based on molecular descriptions, where we model the polymer chain as a sequence of spherical particles connected by rigid rods or springs.


Persistence Length Chain Conformation Bond Vector Ideal Chain Exclude Volume Interaction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiro Kawakatsu
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTohoku UniversityAoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku SendaiJapan

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