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Title: Statistical mechanics of ribbons under bending and twisting torques
Authors: Sinha, Supurna
Samuel, J.
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2013
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 2013, Vol.25, p465102
Abstract: We present an analytical study of ribbons subjected to an external torque. We first describe the elastic response of a ribbon within a purely mechanical framework. We then study the role of thermal fluctuations in modifying its elastic response. We predict the moment–angle relation of bent and twisted ribbons. Such a study is expected to shed light on the role of twist in DNA looping and on bending elasticity of twisted graphene ribbons. Our quantitative predictions can be tested against future single molecule experiments.
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ISSN: 0953-8984
1361-648X (Online)
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Copyright: 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.
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