Special Issue "Polymer Translocation"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 November 2018).
Interests: statistical physics; various nonequilibrium phenomena in nature, in particular those in softmatter and biological systems
Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Interests: theoretical and computational statistical and quantum physics: polymers, colloids, nanostructures, functional nanomaterials; polymer translocation; diffusion; stochastic dynamics; surface and interface physics; chemical reactions; fluctuation relations; quantum and classical thermodynamics; open quantum systems; nano and microplasmonics; electromagnetic radiation health issues
Passage of a biopolymer across a narrow pore is ubiquitous in the cellular biological world. In the mid-1990s, it was recognized that engineering this phenomenon had great potential, most notably to innovate a new generation of DNA sequencers. This discovery opened up an exciting field of research at the border between soft matter and biological sciences. Since then, polymer translocation research has evolved in many directions and has currently become a truly interdisciplinary field that encompasses statistical and computational physics, biological, soft matter and polymer physics, nonlinear and non-equilibrium dynamics, stochastic processes, etc.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform where relevant researchers from the various disciplines mentioned above can share their approaches, ideas, and opinions to explore this new horizon. We will invite both senior experts and young researchers to contribute. The Special Issue will cover a number of important and open topics related to polymer translocation, including driven and spontaneous translocation, influence of hydrodynamic and electrostatic interactions, alternate translocation schemes for sequencing, and dynamics of polymers under external forcing.
Prof. Takahiro Sakaue
Prof. Tapio Ala-Nissilä
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- Polymer translocation
- DNA sequencing
- Polymer physics
- Stochastic process
- Brownian motion
- Nonequilibrium dynamics
- Anomalous diffusion