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Nonuniversal properties of self-interacting polymer in non-homogeneous environment

1. Dušanka Marčetić, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Sunčica Elezović-Hadžić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics, Serbia
3. Ivan Živić, Univerzitet u Kragujevcu, Prirodno-matematički fakultet, Radoja Domanovića 12, Serbia

We have studied lattice self-avoiding polygons with attractive interaction between contacts which are nonconsecutively visited nearest neighboring sites. The lattice of choice is 3-simplex fractal lattice and the model represents a ring polymer in non-homogeneous solution whose quality depends on the interaction parameter. It has already been shown, by the renormalization group approach, that polymer on this lattice at any nonzero temperature can exist only in the extended phase. Universal critical exponents, which do not depend on the interaction strength, have also been determined. In this paper we are concerned with two nonuniversal quantities: the connectivity constant related with the free energy of the model and the mean number of contacts related with the internal energy. We have shown that the connectivity constant is an unboundedly increasing function of the interaction strength, while the mean number of contacts is an increasing function asymptotically approaching a limiting value equal to one half, which is the mean number of contacts in the case of Hamiltonian walks on the same lattice. This limiting value is expected, since in the limit of infinite interaction (or zero temperature) each self-avoiding walk on 3-simplex lattice becomes maximally compact and occupies all lattice points, i.e. becomes Hamiltonian walk.

Key words: polymer; self-avoiding polygon; fractal; nonuniversal quantities

Thematic field: SIMPOZIJUM A - Nauka materije, kondenzovane materije i fizika čvrstog stanja

Date: 28.06.2020.

Contemporary Materials 2020 - Savremeni Materijali


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