It is widely held that the random energy model (REM) describes the freezing transition of a variety of types of heteropolymers. We demonstrate that the hallmark property of REM, statistical independence of the energies of states over disorder, is violated in different ways for models commonly employed in heteropolymer freezing studies. The implications for proteins are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - May 20 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)