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Confinement induces conformational transition of semiflexible polymer rings to figure eight form

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Abstract

Employing Monte Carlo simulations of semiflexible polymer rings in weak spherical confinement a conformational transition to figure eight shaped, writhed configurations is discovered and quantified.

Graphical abstract: Confinement induces conformational transition of semiflexible polymer rings to figure eight form

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Submitted
26 Apr 2010
Accepted
29 May 2010
First published
25 Jun 2010

Soft Matter, 2010,6, 3467-3471
Article type
Communication

Confinement induces conformational transition of semiflexible polymer rings to figure eight form

K. Ostermeir, K. Alim and E. Frey, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 3467
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00290A

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