@article{Lattanzi2004TransverseFO,
title={Transverse fluctuations of grafted polymers.},
author={G. Lattanzi and T. Munk and E. Frey},
journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
year={2004},
volume={69 2 Pt 1},
pages={
021801
}
}

Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics

We study the statistical mechanics of grafted polymers of arbitrary stiffness in a two-dimensional embedding space with Monte Carlo simulations. The probability distribution function of the free end is found to be highly anisotropic and non-Gaussian for typical semiflexible polymers. The reduced distribution in the transverse direction, a Gaussian in the stiff and flexible limits, shows a double-peak structure at intermediate stiffnesses. We also explore the response to a transverse force… CONTINUE READING