Volume 48, Number 6, December 1999
|Page(s)||641 - 647|
|Section||Condensed matter: structure, mechanical and thermal properties|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Change in the elasticity of a random heteropolymer chain induced by freezing
Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University - Fort Collins 80523, USA
Accepted: 8 October 1999
We consider a simple model of a random heteropolymer chain that is known to undergo the freezing transition. We investigate the change in the elastic properties of the chain upon freezing. The elastic constants are evaluated and it is shown that they acquire a non-trivial contribution in the frozen phase.
PACS: 61.41.+e – Polymers, elastomers, and plastics / 87.10.+e – Biological and medical physics: General theory and mathematical aspects
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