It is shown that in order to minimize its free energy long chain polymers can assume a helical form with a definite functional relationship between pitch and radius. Although entropic disorder will render its lifetime short and coherence length limited, in processes involving short times and/or distances this helical tendency could very well play a role.
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Stationary forms of polymer chains / T. M. Hong // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 1326-1327.