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A statistical mechanical study of mechanical dual molecular braiding

@article{Lee2013ASM,
  title={A statistical mechanical study of mechanical dual molecular braiding},
  author={D. J. Lee},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
  year={2013}
}
  • D. Lee
  • Published 5 December 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Statistical Mechanics
This is an archival document; the work contains theoretical development to be used in new publications and to stimulate further development. Here, we develop a statistical mechanical treatment of a braid formed of two molecules subject to an external pulling force and an applied moment at one of the braid ends. The braids, considered here, are those whose axis is straight when thermal fluctuations are absent. Firstly, the geometry and topology of the fluctuating braid are characterized and an…