Folding/unfolding kinetics on a semiflexible polymer chain

T. Sakaue, K. Yoshikawa

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The novel characteristics in a "long semiflexible" chain different from a "short stiff" chain were emphasized. From the given results, it became evident that to form a critical nucleus during thermal fluctuation, about 200 monomeric units were required. Thus it was almost impossible to form a natural critical nucleus for a short stiff chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6323-6330
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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