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.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry