Knot localization in a flexible polymer confined in a tube

Chihiro H. Nakajima, Takahiro Sakaue

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Abstract

We have examined the behaviors of a knotted linear polymer in the narrow tube using Langevin dynamics simulation, and have found that the knot is strongly localized in such a geometry. A simple theoretical argument suggests that the strong localization is triggered by the interaction among compressed loops in the knotted part and a generic phenomenon in the one dimensional space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number191
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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