|Title||Dynamics of a ring polymer in a gel|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||SP Obukhov, M Rubinstein, and T Duke|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Pagination||1263 - 1266|
We present a simple scaling theory of the dynamics of a ring polymer in a gel. In the absence of excluded volume interactions, we predict that the translational diffusion coefficient D varies with the molecular weight M as D approximately M-2 and the longest relaxation time T scales as T approximately M5/2. The results of numerical simulations support these findings.
|Short Title||Physical Review Letters|