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Entanglement complexity of compressed and stretched polygons in lattice tubes Soteros, Christine


Self-avoiding walks and polygons are the standard statistical mechanics lattice model of linear and ring polymers in dilute solution. These models have also proven to be useful for investigating questions about DNA topology as well as about confined polymers. In this talk I will review transfer-matrix results regarding the entanglement complexity of self-avoiding polygon models in infinite lattice tubes in order to understand the effects of confinement on ring polymer entanglement. New theoretical and numerical results will be discussed regarding polygons under a tensile force as well as maximally compressed polygons in the tube.

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