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Kinetics of the polymer collapse transition: the role of hydrodynamics.

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We investigate numerically the dynamical behavior of a polymer chain collapsing in a dilute solution. The rate of collapse is measured with and without the presence of hydrodynamic interactions. We find that hydrodynamic interactions accelerate polymer collapse. We present a scaling theory describing the physical process responsible for the collapse kinetics. Predicted collapse times in a hydrodynamic (tauH approximately N(4/3)) and a Brownian heat bath (tauB approximately N2) agree well with...

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10.1103/physreve.71.061804

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
Volume:
71
Issue:
6 Pt 1
Pages:
061804
Publication date:
2005-06-01
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EISSN:
1550-2376
ISSN:
1539-3755
Source identifiers:
5490
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:5490
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uuid:005f48bb-8c00-4c09-9487-65fe9329f5e0
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pubs:5490
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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