Hydrophobic chains near hydrophobic surfaces - simulations in three dimensions


Sengun Y., Erzan A.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, cilt.17, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1088/0953-8984/17/14/007
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER

Özet

The behaviour of a hydrophobic chain near a hydrophobic wall is studied in three dimensions by numerically simulating a modified version of the decorated lattice model of Widom and co-workers. The effective hydrophobic interaction is temperature dependent. The chain stretches and adheres to the hydrophobic wall in a pancake like conformation at intermediate temperatures, whereas it collapses upon itself at slightly higher temperatures. At lower or higher dimensions it is in a random coil state.