TITLE

The Kirchhoff elastic rod, the nonlinear Schrödinger equation, and DNA supercoiling

AUTHOR(S)
Shi, Yaoming; Hearst, John E.
PUB. DATE
September 1994
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;9/15/1994, Vol. 101 Issue 6, p5186
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have derived a time-independent, one-dimensional nonlinear Schrödinger equation for the stationary state configurations of supercoiled DNA. The effect of DNA self-contact has been included analytically. For the cases of non-self-contact and periodic boundary conditions, closed-form solutions have been obtained which describe the stationary state configurations of supercoiled DNA.
ACCESSION #
7650263

 

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