Semiflexible polymer confined in closed spaces

Takahiro Sakaue

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Abstract

We analyze static properties of a strongly confined semiflexible polymer, i.e., either trapped in a closed space or compressed by external forces, in an athermal solvent. Like a flexible polymer case, we can resort to an analogy with the semidilute solution, but a complication due to the additional length scale arising from the chain rigidity results in more diverse behaviors depending on system parameters. For each regime, scaling forms of the excess free energy of the confinement are derived. Effects of the confinement geometry and the solvent quality are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5206-5211
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume40
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 10 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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