Statistical Mechanics

  • The freely jointed chain model

    By Cory Simon

    The freely jointed chain model captures much of the physics of a polymer. Here, we use statistical mechanics to derive a relationship between pulling force and end-to-end distance of a freely jointed chain. This is applicable to DNA unzipping experiments.

Research directions

  • On toy models

    By Cory Simon

    On the utility of toy models; kidney donations and porous materials with rotating ligands.