Multilayer markov chains with applications to polymers in shear flow

J.L.A. Dubbeldam, F.H.J. Redig

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We present an analysis of multilayer Markov chains and apply the results to a model of a tethered polymer chain in shear flow. We find that the stationary probability measure in the direction of the flow is nonmonotonic, and has several maxima and minima for sufficiently high shear rates. This is in agreement with the experimental observation of cyclic dynamics for such polymer systems. Estimates for the stationary variance and expectation value were obtained and showed to be in accordance with our numerical results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-247
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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