Polymer stretching by turbulence

Michael Chertkov

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Abstract

The stretching of a polymer chain by a large-scale chaotic flow is considered. The steady state which emerges as a balance of the turbulent stretching and anharmonic resistance of the chain is quantitatively described, i.e., the dependency on the flow parameters (Lyapunov exponent statistics) and the chain characteristics (the number of beads and the interbead elastic potential) is made explicit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4761-4764
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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