Polymer chains in confined spaces and flow-injection problems: Some remarks

Takahiro Sakaue, Elie Raphaël

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We revisit the classical problem of the behavior of an isolated linear polymer chain in confined spaces, introducing the distinction between two different confinement regimes (the weak and the strong confinement regimes, respectively). We then discuss some recent experimental findings concerning the partitioning of individual polymers into protein pores. We also generalize our study to the case of branched polymers, and study the flowinjection properties of such objects into nanoscopic pores, for which the strong confinement regime plays an important role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2621-2628
Number of pages8
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 4 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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