Highly stretched single polymers: atomic-force-microscope experiments versus ab-initio theory.

@article{Hugel2005HighlySS,
  title={Highly stretched single polymers: atomic-force-microscope experiments versus ab-initio theory.},
  author={Thorsten Hugel and Matthias Rief and Markus Seitz and Hermann Eduard Gaub and Roland R Netz},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={048301}
}
Experimental single-molecule stretching curves for three backbone architectures (single-stranded DNA, various types of peptides, polyvinylamine) are quantitatively compared with corresponding quantum-chemical (zero-temperature) ab-initio calculations in the high-force range of up to two nanonewtons. For high forces, quantitative agreement is obtained with… CONTINUE READING