First-passage time of cyclization dynamics of a wormlike polymer

J. Z.Y. Chen, H. K. Tsao, Y. J. Sheng

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The mean first-passage time of cyclization is investigated for a wormlike polymer chain with reactive ends. Using Monte Carlo simulations we examine the dependence of the mean first-passage time on the total number of monomers N and binding force range. We show that the mean first-passage time exhibits a minimum as N varies and display an exponentially large increase as the chain becomes stiff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-413
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2004


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