Pore-polymer interaction reveals nonuniversality in forced polymer translocation

V. V. Lehtola, K. Kaski, R. P. Linna

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Abstract

We present a numerical study of forced polymer translocation by using two separate pore models. Both of them have been extensively used in previous forced translocation studies. We show that variations in the pore model affect the forced translocation characteristics significantly in the biologically relevant range of the pore force, i.e., the driving force. Details of the model are shown to change even the obtained scaling relations, which is a strong indication of strongly out-of-equilibrium dynamics in the computational studies which have not yet succeeded in addressing the characteristics of the forced translocation for biopolymers at realistic length scale.
Original languageEnglish
Article number031908
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume82
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

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