Entropic elasticity of a regular fractal

Edgardo Duering, Yacov Kantor

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We apply the Monte Carlo method to investigate the entropic elasticity of a model structure with a regular fractal connectivity. We find deviations from Flory theory and from the simple scaling predictions used in polymer physics: unlike linear polymers, the system here maintains its shape on large length scales, and its relative fluctuations decrease with increasing system size, while the behavior of the elastic constants resembles that of energy-dominated models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7443-7445
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1989


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