Dynamics of polymer translocation: A short review with an introduction of weakly-driven regime

Takahiro Sakaue

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As emphasized in a recent review (by V.V. Palyulin, T. Ala-Nissila, R. Metzler), theoretical understanding of the unbiased polymer translocation lags behind that of the (strongly) driven translocation. Here, we suggest the introduction of a weakly-driven regime, as described by the linear response theory to the unbiased regime, which is followed by the strongly-driven regime beyond the onset of nonlinear response. This provides a concise crossover scenario, bridging the unbiased to strongly-driven regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number424
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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