Tangent linear hard sphere chains
The tangent linear hard sphere chain model consists of, as the name suggests, chains of varying monomer length (), placed tangentially in a linear configuration. Each monomer is a hard sphere model and each molecule is rigid.
where is the relative orientation of the principal axes of the molecules. See Ref. 2 for details of and .
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- Dave C. Williamson and George Jackson "Excluded volume for a pair of linear chains of tangent hard spheres with an arbitrary relative orientation", Molecular Physics 86 pp. 819-836 (1995)
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