Using atomic force microscopy, full visualization of a single giant T4 DNA molecules (166 kilo base pairs), the contour length of which is sufficient to examine the scaling property, was achieved. Fluorescence microscopic measurement was performed on exactly the same T4 DNA molecules. The results showed that there are three distinguishable regions in the scaling property where R, L, and are the end-to-end distance, contour length and scaling exponent, respectively: (i) when μm, (ii) when 0.10 μm<L<4 μm, and (iii) when μm. This conformational behavior is discussed in relation to self-avoiding walk in 2D.
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Research Article| May 22 2002
Multiscaling in a long semiflexible polymer chain in two dimensions
Natsuhiko Yoshinaga, Kenichi Yoshikawa, Satoru Kidoaki; Multiscaling in a long semiflexible polymer chain in two dimensions. J. Chem. Phys. 8 June 2002; 116 (22): 9926–9929. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1475759
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