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Status:
Approved

Period
planned for February 2020

Applicant
Dr. Emanuele Locatelli

Home Institution
Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna

Host Contact
Prof. Angelo Rosa

Host Institution
Molecular and Statistical Biophysics group, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Via Bonomea 265 – 34136 Trieste

Aim of the mission
This project aims to study, by means of numerical simulations, the topological properties of a dense suspension (melt) of active polymers, investigating the structural and dynamical differences between linear and ring melts. During the STSM, we will characterize the properties of active linear chains in the melt; if physical knots spontaneously form in the melt, what effect do they have on the dynamical properties? Further, we will investigate the properties of active rings in melt conditions, characterizing the typical conformation of the active polymer rings in the melt.