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dc.contributor.authorDai, Liang
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Patrick S.
dc.contributor.authorRenner, Christopher Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-23T18:07:20Z
dc.date.available2015-01-23T18:07:20Z
dc.date.issued2015-01
dc.date.submitted2014-10
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.issn1079-7114
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/93176
dc.description.abstractRecent theoretical progress has explained the physics of knotting of semiflexible polymers, yet knotting of flexible polymers is relatively unexplored. We herein develop a new theory for the size distribution of knots on a flexible polymer and the existence of metastable knots. We show the free energy of a flexible molecule in a tube can be mapped to quantitatively reproduce the free energy distribution of a knot on a flexible chain. The size distribution of knots on flexible chains is expected to be universal and might be observed at a macroscopic scale, such as a string of hard balls.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSingapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technologyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant 1335938)en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.037801en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Physical Societyen_US
dc.titleOrigin of Metastable Knots in Single Flexible Chainsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationDai, Liang, C. Benjamin Renner, and Patrick S. Doyle. "Origin of Metastable Knots in Single Flexible Chains." Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 037801 (January 2015). © 2015 American Physical Societyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorRenner, Christopher Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorDoyle, Patrick S.en_US
dc.relation.journalPhysical Review Lettersen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2015-01-22T23:00:06Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderAmerican Physical Society
dspace.orderedauthorsDai, Liang; Renner, C. Benjamin; Doyle, Patrick S.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1687-4522
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