Selection of length distributions in living polymers

Abstract : The steady state distribution of polymer (or micelle) lengths under nonequilbrium conditions in which monomers are continuously extracted from a system is studied. The dynamical equations describing this process exhibit a one-parameter family of steady state distributions. A study of the dynamical equations suggests that they exhibit either a linear marginal or nonlinear marginal selection, depending on the control parameters of the model. The selection is explicitly demonstrated for a simplified linear version of the dynamical equations.
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Anthony Maggs, David Mukamel, Claude-Alain Pillet. Selection of length distributions in living polymers. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 1994, 50, pp.774-779. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevE.50.774⟩. ⟨hal-00129118⟩



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