Packing of charged chains on toroidal geometries.

  title={Packing of charged chains on toroidal geometries.},
  author={Zhenwei Yao and Monica Olvera de la Cruz},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={87 1},
We study a strongly adsorbed flexible polyelectrolyte chain on tori. In this generalized Thomson problem, the patterns of the adsorbed chain are analyzed in the space of the toroidal coordinates and in terms of the orientation of each chain segment. Various patterns are found, including double spirals, disclination-like structures, Janus tori, and uniform wrappings, arising from the long-range electrostatic interaction and the toroidal geometry. Their broken mirror symmetry is quantitatively… 
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