Dynamics of anchored polymers under an oscillating force

Chattopadhyay, A.K. and Marenduzzo, D. (2007). Dynamics of anchored polymers under an oscillating force. Physical Review Letters, 98 (8),


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 gets "stiffer." An analytical argument valid in the 2D grafted case shows that in such a case this aperiodic dynamics has some chaotic signatures. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.088101
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mathematics
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: atomic physics,computer simulation,molecular dynamics,oscillators (mechanical),random processes,stiffness,anchored polymer molecule,chaotic signatures,oscillatory forcing,stochastic simulations,organic polymers
Full Text Link: http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.088101
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Published Date: 2007-02-20
Authors: Chattopadhyay, A.K. ( 0000-0001-5499-6008)
Marenduzzo, D.



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