Chain length dependence of folding transition in a semiflexible homo-polymer chain: Appearance of a core-shell structure

Yuji Higuchi, Takahiro Sakaue, Kenichi Yoshikawa

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Abstract

The folding transition of single, long semiflexible polymers was studied with special emphasis on the chain length effect using Monte Carlo simulations. While a relatively short chain (10-25 Kuhn segments) undergoes a large discrete transition between swollen coil and compact toroid conformations, a long chain (50 Kuhn segments) exhibits an intrachain segregated state between the disordered coil and ordered toroid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume461
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 8 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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