### Abstract

Previous theories of dilute polymer solutions have failed to distinguish clearly between two very different ways of taking the long-chain limit: I) N?8 at fixed temperature T, and II) N?8, T?T _{?} with x=N ^{?} (T?T _{?}) fixed, where ? is a suitable crossover exponent. I argue that the modern two-parameters theory (continuum Edwards model) applies to case II–not case I–and in fact gives exactly the crossover scaling functions for x? 0 modulo two nonuniversal scale factors. A Wilson-type renormalization group clarifies the connection between crossover scaling functions and continuum field theories.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 661-666 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | EPL |

Volume | 27 |

Issue number | 9 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Sep 20 1994 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Sokal, A. D. (1994). Static scaling behavior of high-molecular-weight polymers in dilute solution: A reexamination.

*EPL*,*27*(9), 661-666. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/27/9/005