Statistical mechanics of the two-dimensional hydrogen-bonding self-avoiding walk including solvent effects

D. P. Foster, C. Pinettes

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A two-dimensional square-lattice model for the formation of secondary structures in proteins, the hydrogen-bonding model, is extended to include the effects of solvent quality. This is achieved by allowing configuration-dependent nearest-neighbor interactions. The phase diagram is presented and found to have a much richer variety of phases than either the pure hydrogen-bonding self-avoiding walk model or the standard Θ -point model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021115
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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