Thermal breakage of a semiflexible polymer: breakage profile and rate.

  • Chiu Fan Lee
  • Published 2015 in
    Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an…


Understanding fluctuation-induced breakages in polymers has important implications for basic and applied sciences. Here I present for the first time an analytical treatment of the thermal breakage problem of a semi-flexible polymer model that is asymptotically exact in the low temperature and high friction limits. Specifically, I provide analytical… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/27/27/275101


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