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Toroidal Condesates of Semiflexible Polymers in Poor Solvents: Adsorption, Stretching, and Compression

Pereira, G.; Williams, David

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When a semiflexible polymer chain is placed in a poor solvent, or in the presence of condensing agents, a toroidal condensate can result. In typical experiments, these condensates are adsorbed to surfaces. Here we examine the changes that can occur when a toroid is adsorbed. We then examine the behavior of a toroid when stretched and identify two regimes: a weak stretching regime where the toroid deforms from a circle to an ellipse, and a strong stretching regime where a tether is pulled from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69483
Source: Biophysical Journal

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