Thickness-dependent secondary structure formation of tubelike polymers

  title={Thickness-dependent secondary structure formation of tubelike polymers},
  author={Thomas Vogel and T. Neuhaus and Michael Bachmann and Wolfhard Janke},
By means of sophisticated Monte Carlo methods, we investigate the conformational phase diagram of a simple model for flexible polymers with explicit thickness. The thickness constraint, which is introduced geometrically via the global radius of curvature of a polymer conformation, accounts for the excluded volume of the polymer and induces cooperative… CONTINUE READING