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Single polymer confinement in a tube: correlation between structure and dynamics.

Research paper by Joshua J Kalb, Bulbul B Chakraborty

Indexed on: 22 Jan '09Published on: 22 Jan '09Published in: The Journal of chemical physics



Abstract

In this paper, we construct an effective model for the dynamics of an excluded-volume chain under confinement by extending the formalism of Rouse modes. We make specific predictions about the behavior of the modes for a single polymer confined to a tube. The results are tested against Monte Carlo simulations using the bond-fluctuation algorithm which uses a lattice representation of the polymer chain with excluded-volume effects.