Resolution:
standard / ## Figure 6.
Curvature definition and global unfolding. (a) Defining local radius of curvature, r(ŝ), in the carbyne loop (ŝ = 0 to L), averaged to calculate the global radius of curvature and κ. (b) Schematic of coordinates used for the numerical solution to Equation 2, where each
point represents adjacent carbon atoms. (c) Averaging the local curvatures across the molecule (here, n = 72 and n = 144) and calculating the associated radius of curvature, stable loop configurations
have little change in radius at low temperatures (dashed arrows), while unfolding
induced by high temperature results in a global increase in radius with respect to
time (solid arrows) as anticipated (by definition, the unfolded structure will have
a lower curvature).
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