Flow injection of polymers into nanopores

A. P. Markesteijn, O. Berk Usta, Issam Ali, Anna C. Balazs, J. M. Yeomans

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We use a mesoscale simulation to measure the strength of the velocity flux needed to push a polymer into a narrow channel. We find excellent agreement with the prediction by T. Sakaue, E. Raphaël, P.G. de Gennes and F. Brochard-Wyart, Europhys. Lett., 2009, 72, 83, based on a de Gennes blob model of the polymer, that the critical velocity flux for translocation depends linearly on the temperature, but is independent of the length of the polymer chain or the width of the channel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4575-4579
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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