Beaton, Nicholas, and Eng, Jeremy and Soteros, Christine - Asymptotics of polygons in restricted geometries subject to a force

dmtcs:6330 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, April 22, 2020, DMTCS Proceedings, 28th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2016)
Asymptotics of polygons in restricted geometries subject to a force

Authors: Beaton, Nicholas, and Eng, Jeremy and Soteros, Christine

We consider self-avoiding polygons in a restricted geometry, namely an infinite L × M tube in Z3. These polygons are subjected to a force f, parallel to the infinite axis of the tube. When f > 0 the force stretches the polygons, while when f < 0 the force is compressive. In this extended abstract we obtain and prove the asymptotic form of the free energy in the limit f → −∞. We conjecture that the f → −∞ asymptote is the same as the free energy of Hamiltonian polygons, which visit every vertex in a L × M × N box.


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings, 28th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2016)
Published on: April 22, 2020
Submitted on: July 4, 2016
Keywords: [MATH.MATH-CO]Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO]


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