Topological free volume and quasi-glassy dynamics in the melt of ring polymers

Takahiro Sakaue
2018 Soft Matter  
Motivated by recent observations that non-concatenated ring polymers in their dense solution exhibit a glass-like dynamics, we propose a free volume description of the motion of such rings based on the notion of topological volume.
doi:10.1039/c8sm00968f pmid:30152832 fatcat:m4osokac4ndtrixq7tsxjeapzq