Irreversibility on the structural transition under strain in a single semi-flexible polymer

Natsuhiko Yoshinaga, Kenichi Yoshikawa

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Abstract

We present a result of molecular dynamics simulation on mechanical unfolding of a semi-flexible polymer in comparison with a flexible polymer. The result shows that the force response changes remarkably depending on the initial morphology of the folded compact state. We also obtain the marked hysteresis in the loading-unloading cycle of a semi-flexible polymer even under slow loading velocity, whereas a flexible polymer does not exhibit hysteresis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSlow Dynamics in Complex Systems
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems
EditorsMichio Tokuyama, Irwin Oppenheim
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages348-349
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0735401837
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 30
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2003 Nov 32003 Nov 8

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume708
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period03/11/303/11/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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