Transverse fluctuations of grafted polymers.

@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
        }
}
  • G. Lattanzi, T. Munk, E. Frey
  • Published 2004
  • Materials Science, Physics, Medicine
  • 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
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