Nonlinearity-induced conformational instability and dynamics of biopolymers
S. F. Mingaleev, Y. B. Gaididei, P. L. Christiansen, and Yu. S. Kivshar,
Europhys. Lett. 59, 403-409 (2002).
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Abstract: We propose a simple phenomenological model for describing the conformational dynamics of biopolymers via the nonlinearity-induced buckling and collapse instability. We describe the buckling instability analytically, and then demonstrate its role in the folding dynamics of macromolecules through the three-dimensional numerical simulations of long semiflexible chains.
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