During the filling of a one-dimensional lattice by k -site-long hard particles, we find that after initial â€œjammingâ€ a power-law-like decay of the density of interparticle gaps occurs, described by a much larger exponent than that expected from mean-field theory. We show that this effect dominates post-jamming filling for large k and should be observable, e.g., during the binding of proteins along a long, stretched DNA molecule.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 23 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics