Threading Rings

  • Davide MichielettoEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


Understanding the dynamical and rheological properties of solutions of long ring polymers is of primary importance in several areas of soft matter, material science and biophysics (Cremer and Cremer 2001; Kapnistos et al. 2008; Halverson et al. 2011b, 2013). As mentioned in Chap.  2, ring polymers do not follow the standard reptation theory and in order to make progress it seems that the scientific community will require innovative and unconventional approaches to analyse their properties.


Linear Polymer Black Ring Free Diffusion Dense Solution Topological Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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