Determination of the equilibrium charge distribution for polyampholytes of different compactness in a single computer experiment
2011 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 23, no 37, 375102- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The conformational properties of charge-balanced polyampholytes described by the end-to-end distance or radius of gyration depend on parameters such as the temperature and pH as well as on the detailed charge distribution along the backbone. In this work we present a method to determine the charge distribution along a semi-stiff polyampholyte backbone which will result in a thermodynamically stable structure for the compactness of interest, from several loops to an uncoiled structure, performed in a single computer experiment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 23, no 37, 375102- p.
polyampholytes, semi-stiﬀ polymers, Monte Carlo, Wang-Landau, compact structures, shape transitions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-151611DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/23/37/375102ISI: 000294785400010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-151611DiVA: diva2:410689