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Forcing adsorption of a tethered polymer by pulling

Osborn, Judy-Anne; Prellberg, T


We present an analysis of a partially directed walk model of a polymer which at one end is tethered to a sticky surface and at the other end is subjected to a pulling force at fixed angle away from the point of tethering. Using the kernel method, we derive the full generating function for this model in two and three dimensions and obtain the respective phase diagrams. We observe adsorbed and desorbed phases with a thermodynamic phase transition in between. In the absence of a pulling force this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
DOI: 10.1088/1742-5468/2010/09/P09018


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