Fluctuations and Persistence Length of Charged Flexible Polymers

@inproceedings{Li1997FluctuationsAP,
  title={Fluctuations and Persistence Length of Charged Flexible Polymers},
  author={Hao Li and Thomas A. Witten},
  year={1997}
}
We analyze the effect of conformational fluctuations of charged flexible polymers in the presence of screening. We find that the fluctuations do not invalidate the classical theory of electrostatic persistence length due to Odijk and to Skolnick and Fixman. We show that there are strong local fluctuations with wavelength smaller than the screening length… CONTINUE READING