The Coil-Globule transition in self-avoiding active polymers
We perform numerical simulations of an active fully flexible self-avoiding polymer as a function of the quality of the embedding solvent described in terms of an effective monomer-monomer interaction. Specifically, by extracting the Flory exponent of the active polymer under different conditions, we are able to pin down the location of the coil-globule transition for different strength of the active forces. Remarkably, we find that a simple rescaling of the temperature is capable of qualitatively capture the dependence of the $\Theta$-point of the polymer with the amplitude of the active fluctuations. We discuss the limits of this mapping, and suggest that a negative active pressure between the monomers, not unlike the one that has already been found in suspensions of active hard spheres, may also be present in active polymers.