Dynamics of anchored polymers under an oscillating force

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Chattopadhyay, A.K.; Marenduzzo, D.;
(2007)
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    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Biomolecules | Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed Matter

We study the dynamics of a polymer of varying stiffness, pinned or grafted at both ends and subjected to an oscillatory forcing at an intermediate point. Via stochastic simulations, we find a crossover from a periodic limit cycle to an aperiodic dynamics as the polymer ... View more
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