Stiff quantum polymers

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Kleinert, H.;
(2007)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.052202
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Soft Condensed Matter
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Quantum Gases | Physics::Atomic Physics | Quantitative Biology::Biomolecules | Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed Matter

At ultralow temperatures, polymers exhibit quantum behavior, which is calculated here for the second and fourth moments of the end-to-end distribution in the large-stiffness regime. The result should be measurable for polymers in wide optical traps.
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    [9] See Eq. (2.679) in Ref. [3].

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