Adsorption of a semiflexible wormlike chain.

  title={Adsorption of a semiflexible wormlike chain.},
  author={A N Semenov},
  journal={The European physical journal. E, Soft matter},
  volume={9 4},
Adsorption of ideal polymers with stiff backbone onto a flat surface is considered theoretically. Both scaling approach and quantitative theory are developed. We predict a self-similar monomer concentration profile c(x) approximately x(-4/3) near the surface (when the distance to the surface x is much smaller than the chain persistence length l /2). The typical conformation of a weakly adsorbed chain can be viewed as a sequence of alternating flat (2-dimensional) trains of wormlike short loops… CONTINUE READING