Universal Scaling Properties of Dendrimers with Flexible Branches
Abstract:Monte-Carlo simulation of dendrimers with flexible branches in good solvent was conducted. It was shown that such dendrimers demonstrate universal conformational properties. In particular, there exist a critical dendrimer generation number Gcr ≈ 4 at which the transfer occurs from coil-type structure with scaling properties similar to those of linear polymer coil to fractal structure. The fractal dimension Dfr ≈ 2.56 is universal independently on details of dendrimer internal building.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2008
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