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Title: Dynamics of a polymer in an active and viscoelastic bath
Authors: Vandebroek, Hans
Vanderzande, Carlo
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 92 (6)
Abstract: We study the dynamics of an ideal polymer chain in a viscoelastic medium and in the presence of active forces. The motion of the center of mass and of individual monomers is calculated. On time scales that are comparable to the persistence time of the active forces, monomers can move superdiffusively, while on larger time scales subdiffusive behavior occurs. The difference between this subdiffusion and that in the absence of active forces is quantified. We show that the polymer swells in response to active processes and determine how this swelling depends on the viscoelastic properties of the environment. Our results are compared to recent experiments on the motion of chromosomal loci in bacteria.
Notes: [Vandebroek, Hans; Vanderzande, Carlo] Hasselt Univ, Fac Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Vanderzande, Carlo] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Inst Theoret Fys, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20624
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.060601
ISI #: 000366507900001
ISSN: 1539-3755
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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