Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2008
The role of thermal fluctuations on the conformational dynamics of a single closed filament is studied. It is shown that, due to the interaction between charges and bending degrees of freedom, initially circular aggregates may undergo transformation to polygonal shape. The transition occurs both in the case of hardening and softening charge-bending interaction. In the former case the charge and curvature are smoothly distributed along the chain while in the latter spontaneous kink formation is initiated. The transition to a non-circular conformation is analogous to the phase transition of the second kind.
|Journal||Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics)|
|State||Published - 2008|
Copyright 2008 American Physical Society
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 1|
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