Transverse fluctuations of grafted polymers.

  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},
  volume={69 2 Pt 1},
  • 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
    15 Citations

    Figures and Topics from this paper

    Bimodality in the transverse fluctuations of a grafted semiflexible polymer and the diffusion-convection analogue: an effective-medium approach.
    • 6
    • PDF
    Semiflexible polymers under external fields confined to two dimensions.
    • 8
    • PDF
    Semiflexible polymers: dependence on ensemble and boundary orientations.
    • D. Chaudhuri
    • Mathematics, Physics
    • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
    • 2007
    • 12
    • PDF
    Thermal fluctuations of anisotropic semiflexible polymers
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Thermal fluctuations of grafted microtubules provide evidence of a length-dependent persistence length
    • 285
    • PDF
    The radial distribution function of worm-like chains
    • 48


    Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton
    • 2,452
    • PDF
    Course in Theoretical Physics
    • 6,570
    Modern Theory of Polymer Solutions
    • 1,860
    • PDF