Conformational entropy of a polymer is reduced when the polymer confronts a narrow path. The reduction in entropy and the consequent free energy barriers control the polymer’s translocation through narrow channels. Recent results on our model of DNA translocation will be presented.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Published: April 22, 2002
Pages: 121 - 123
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
Topics: Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture