Knot dynamics in a driven hanging chain: Experimental results

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Knotted segments are a natural occurence in linear chains subjected to fluctuations. We study experimentally the size and dynamics of knots in a shaken metal chain. For a given set of conditions, we find that the time it takes a knot to slip off the end of the chain depends sensitively on its topology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysical And Numerical Models In Knot Theory
Subtitle of host publicationIncluding Applications To The Life Sciences
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789812703460
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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