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Title: Work distribution functions in polymer stretching experiments
Authors: Dhar, Abhishek
Issue Date: 22-Mar-2005
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review E, 2005, Vol.71, 036126
Abstract: We compute the distribution of the work done in stretching a Gaussian polymer, made of N monomers, at a finite rate. For a one-dimensional polymer undergoing Rouse dynamics, the work distribution is a Gaussian and we explicitly compute the mean and width. The two cases where the polymer is stretched, either by constraining its end or by constraining the force on it, are examined. We discuss connections to Jarzynski's equality and the fluctuation theorems.
ISSN: 1539-3755
1550-2376 (online)
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Copyright: (2005) by the American Physical Society
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