Title

Simulation of Amphiphilic Polymer Chains in a Lattice Model for Microemulsions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-15-1993

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Short polymer chains with a hydrophilic head, a hydrophobic tail, and a neutral body in between are simulated by the slithering-snake algorithm. They are surrounded by oil and water molecules simulated by the nearest neighbor spin-1/2 Ising model on the square and simple cubic lattice.

Publication Title

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

Volume

198

Issue

3-4

First Page

401

Last Page

409