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Title: Elasticity of semiflexible polymers
Authors: Samuel, J.
Sinha, Supurna
Issue Date: Nov-2002
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review E, 2002, Vol.66, 050801
Abstract: We present a method for solving the wormlike chain model for semiflexible polymers to any desired accuracy over the entire range of polymer lengths. Our results are in excellent agreement with recent computer simulations and reproduce important qualitatively interesting features observed in simulations of polymers of intermediate lengths. We also make a number of predictions that can be tested in a variety of concrete experimental realizations. The expected level of finite size fluctuations in force-extension curves is also estimated. This study is relevant to mechanical properties of biological molecules.
Description: Open Access. Also selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research - December 1, 2002
ISSN: 1539-3755
1550-2376 (online)
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Copyright: (2002) by the American Physical Society
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