Helical structure from an isotropic homopolymer model

Victor R. Vasquez, Leo Lue, James Magee, Jim Warwicker

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Abstract

We present Monte Carlo simulation results for a square-well homopolymer model at different bond lengths. The model only contains isotropic interactions, which under appropriate conditions the system shows spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking meaning that the chain exists either in a left- or right handed helical structure. We investigate how this behaviour depends upon the ratio between bond length and monomer radius.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 30 Oct 20054 Nov 2005

Conference

Conference05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period30/10/054/11/05

Keywords

  • crystallization
  • banded spherulites
  • polymers
  • computer simulation
  • molecular dynamics
  • monomers
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • helical structures

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    Vasquez, V. R., Lue, L., Magee, J., & Warwicker, J. (2005). Helical structure from an isotropic homopolymer model. Paper presented at 05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, United States.