Statistical Mechanics of Semiflexible Polymers: Theory and Experiment

  title={Statistical Mechanics of Semiflexible Polymers: Theory and Experiment},
  author={Erwin Frey and Klaus Kroy and Jan Wilhelm and Erich. Sackmann},
  journal={arXiv: Soft Condensed Matter},
Living cells are soft bodies of a characteristic form, but endowed with a capacity for a steady turnover of their structures. Both of these material properties, i. e. recovery of the shape after an external stress has been imposed and dynamic structural reorganization, are essential for many cellular phenomena. Examples are active intracellular transport, cell growth ard division, and directed movement of cells. The structural element responsible for the extraordinary mechanical and dynamical… 

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