Translocation of short and long polymers through an interacting pore

F. Piguet, D. P. Foster

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We perform two-dimensional Langevin dynamics simulations of electric-field driven polymer translocation through an attractive nanopore. We investigate the effect of the location of the attractive region using different pore patterns. This is found to have an impact on both the translocation time as a function of the chain length and on the polymer entry frequency. We qualitatively compare our results to available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084902
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Polymers
  • Entropy
  • DNA
  • Electric fields
  • Electric currents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Medicine(all)


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