Hydrodynamic correlations in the translocation of a biopolymer through a nanopore: theory and multiscale simulations.

@article{Fyta2008HydrodynamicCI,
  title={Hydrodynamic correlations in the translocation of a biopolymer through a nanopore: theory and multiscale simulations.},
  author={Maria Fyta and Simone Melchionna and Sauro Succi and Efthimios Kaxiras},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 3 Pt 2},
  pages={036704}
}
We investigate the process of biopolymer translocation through a narrow pore using a multiscale approach which explicitly accounts for the hydrodynamic interactions of the molecule with the surrounding solvent. The simulations confirm that the coupling of the correlated molecular motion to hydrodynamics results in significant acceleration of the translocation process. Based on these results, we construct a phenomenological model which incorporates the statistical and dynamical features of the… CONTINUE READING

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