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Some rigorous results on semiflexible polymers, I : free and confined polymers.

Hryniv, O. and Velenik, Y. (2009) 'Some rigorous results on semiflexible polymers, I : free and confined polymers.', Stochastic processes and their applications., 119 (10). pp. 3081-3100.


We introduce a class of models of semiflexible polymers. The latter are characterized by a strong rigidity, the correlation length associated with the gradient–gradient correlations, called the persistence length, being of the same order as the polymer length. We determine the macroscopic scaling limit, from which we deduce bounds on the free energy of a polymer confined inside a narrow tube.

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Keywords:Semiflexible polymer, Functional CLT, Confinement.
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Publisher statement:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Stochastic Processes and their Applications. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 119, 10, 2009, 10.1016/
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Date deposited:13 June 2014
Date of first online publication:October 2009
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