Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 518–523 | Cite as

Relaxation dynamics of a crumpled globule

  • D. A. Meshkov
  • V. A. Ivanov
  • S. K. Nechaev
  • V. A. AvetisovEmail author
Chemical Physics of Biological Processes


The relaxation dynamics of elastic networks of crumpled (fractal) globules obtained by computer simulation of the collapse of a polymer chain in different modes is studied. It is shown that, in their dynamic properties, folded globules are similar to proteins, molecular machines.


crumpled globules fractal globules molecular machine elastic networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Meshkov
    • 1
  • V. A. Ivanov
    • 2
  • S. K. Nechaev
    • 3
    • 4
  • V. A. Avetisov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.CRNS, LPRSMUniversité Paris-SudParisFrance

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