First-passage problem for the Rouse polymer chain : An exact solution

@inproceedings{Likthman2006FirstpassagePF,
  title={First-passage problem for the Rouse polymer chain : An exact solution},
  author={A. E. Likthman and Cristiano Nogueira Marques},
  year={2006}
}
– We solve the first-passage problem of a non-Markovian process arising in the reaction diffusion theory of polymer chains. By considering the Rouse chain, a free-draining dynamic model of a polymer where the chain monomers are represented by beads and the chain connectivity by harmonic springs, we develop an exact analytical method for describing the kinetics of end-chain reactions. Our analytical results illuminate the approximations used previously and are in perfect agreement with numerical… CONTINUE READING

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