Triple minima in free energy of semiflexible polymers


We study the free energy of the worm-like-chain model, in the constant-extension ensemble, as a function of the stiffness λ for finite chains of length L. We find that the polymer properties obtained in this ensemble are qualitatively different from those obtained using constant-force ensembles. In particular we find that as we change the stiffness… (More)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.065502


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