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Reduced Persistence Length and Fluctuation-Induced Interactions of Directed Semiflexible Polymers on Fluctuating surfaces

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We consider directed semiflexible polymers embedded in a fluctuating surface which is governed by either surface tension or bending rigidity. The attractive interactions induced by the fluctuations of the surface reduce the rigidity of the polymers. In particular, it is shown that for arbitrarily stiff parallel polymers, there is a characteristic separation below which they prefer to bend rather than stay linear. The out-of plane fluctuations of the polymer, screen out the long-range fluctuat...

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10.1209/epl/i1996-00269-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Journal:
EUROPHYSICS LETTERS
Volume:
36
Issue:
7
Pages:
557-561
Publication date:
1996-03-09
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EISSN:
1286-4854
ISSN:
0295-5075
URN:
uuid:94844a11-5b9e-49c6-9d4e-d1ab7561b7d9
Source identifiers:
162311
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pubs:162311
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