11-01E

# 11-01E

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UDC:
538.91
PACS:
36.20.-r, 07.05.Tp, 05.40.Fb

Conformational transitions in semiflexible polymers: numerical simulations

V. Blavatska
K. Haydukivska
Yu. Holovatch

We study the conformational properties of semiflexible polymers within the lattice model of self-avoiding random walks (SAW) with bending energy $\varepsilon$ dependence on orientation between successive steps. We apply the pruned-enriched Rosenbluth method (PERM). Both the cases of bending preference ($\varepsilon<0$) and unfavorableness ($\varepsilon>0$) are analyzed, and details of "coil-to-rod" transition as well as transition into the "superflexible" state are discussed.

Year:
2011
Pages:
9