Stiff Quantum Polymers
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.