Polymer translocation: the effect of backflow.
We investigate the effect of backflow on the translocation dynamics of short, flexible polymer chains threading through a small hole in a wall. We find that hydrodynamic interactions between polymer beads play an important role in determining the translocation time distribution: as a monomer moves through the hole it sets up a flow field which transfers momentum to neighboring monomers, thus helping them to move in the same direction. Translocation times are calculated by using the velocity-V...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date:
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record