Averaged kauffman invariant and Quasi-Knot concept for linear polymers

A. Grosberg, S. Nechaev

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    We propose the description of the qualitative idea of quasi-knot for linear open polymers in terms of averaged Kauffman state invariant, which, in turn, can be represented as a partition function of the 2D Potts model with annealed disorder. The qualitative characteristic of quasi-knot complexity is defined and is shown to be a drastically increasing function of the compactness of the 3D chain fold.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)613-619
    Number of pages7
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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