Talks by Yu-Cheng Su

Budding transition of a self-avoiding polymer confined by a soft membrane adhering onto a flat wall

Yu-Cheng Su University of Waterloo
Monte Carlo simulation is used to study the structural properties of the system consisting of a self-avoiding polymer chain confined between a fluid membrane and a flat hard surface. As the adhesion between the soft membrane and the hard-wall surface increases the polymer is subject to a strong confinement; a pancake-shaped polymer conformation state eventually yields to a bud state through an abrupt first-order phase transition.