Evidence for the Universal Scaling Behaviour of a Freely Relaxing DNA Molecule
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CitationManneville, S., Philippe Cluzel, J.-L. Viovy, D. Chatenay, and F. Caron. 1996. Evidence for the universal scaling behaviour of a freely relaxing DNA molecule. Europhysics Letters 36, no. 6: 413-418.
AbstractRelaxation measurements on a fluorescently labelled free DNA molecule after stretching by a Poiseuille flow in a capillary vessel reveal universal scaling features: at intermediate times the scaling exponent of the decay law for the molecule length as a function of time is found to be 0.51 +/- 0.05. This law is in agreement with the prediction of the Brochard-Wyart "stem and flower" model for the relaxation of a stretched polymer chain.
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