A homogenous elastic macromolecule, the so-called persistent model is considered. Possible initiation of dense globular state in it with nematic orderliness of the chain elements is analysed. The entropy of such a system in an arbitrary state is calculated. It is shown that a relatively short rigid chain forms a thoroidal structure. With the chain elongation thor is increased, without changing its proportions. When the parameters are changed the thoroidal structure may turn into the conventional one-linkage one. Possible application of this model for solving the problem of trimeric package of nuclei acids is discussed in a few words.
|Translated title of the contribution||Several possible conformational states of a homogeneous elastic polymeric chain|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1979|
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