Relaxation dynamics of a single DNA molecule

E. Goshen, W. Z. Zhao, G. Carmon, S. Rosen, R. Granek, M. Feingold

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The relaxation of a single DNA molecule is studied. The experimental system consists of optical tweezers and a micron-sized bead that is tethered to the bottom of the sample by a single double-stranded DNA molecule. The bead slows down the DNA relaxation from a strongly stretched configuration such that it is passing through stretched equilibrium states. This allows for a theoretical description of the relaxation trajectory, which is in good agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061920
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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