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Conformation and Dynamics of Long-Chain End-Tethered Polymers in Microchannels

Roy, Tamal ; Szuttor, Kai ; Smiatek, Jens ; Holm, Christian ; Hardt, Steffen (2023)
Conformation and Dynamics of Long-Chain End-Tethered Polymers in Microchannels.
In: Polymers, 2019, 11 (3)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00015814
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Conformation and Dynamics of Long-Chain End-Tethered Polymers in Microchannels
Language: English
Date: 1 December 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2019
Place of primary publication: Basel
Publisher: MDPI
Journal or Publication Title: Polymers
Volume of the journal: 11
Issue Number: 3
Collation: 23 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00015814
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

Polyelectrolytes constitute an important group of materials, used for such different purposes as the stabilization of emulsions and suspensions or oil recovery. They are also studied and utilized in the field of microfluidics. With respect to the latter, a part of the interest in polyelectrolytes inside microchannels stems from genetic analysis, considering that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules are polyelectrolytes. This review summarizes the single-molecule experimental and molecular dynamics simulation-based studies of end-tethered polyelectrolytes, especially addressing their relaxation dynamics and deformation characteristics under various external forces in micro-confined environments. In most of these studies, DNA is considered as a model polyelectrolyte. Apart from summarizing the results obtained in that area, the most important experimental and simulation techniques are explained.

Uncontrolled Keywords: polyelectrolyte, confinement, DNA, stretching, relaxation, Lattice Boltzmann, molecular dynamics
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-158144
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This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer in Confinement

Classification DDC: 500 Science and mathematics > 540 Chemistry
500 Science and mathematics > 570 Life sciences, biology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute for Nano- and Microfluidics (NMF)
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 14:04
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 14:05
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/15814
PPN: 514030747
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