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We propose a number of Monte Carlo algorithms for the simulation of ice models and compare their efficiency. One of them, a cluster algorithm for the equivalent three colour model, appears to have a dynamic exponent close to zero, making it particularly useful for simulations of critical ice models. We have performed extensive simulations using our(More)
We study theoretically and numerically the steady state diffusion controlled reaction A + B → ∅, where currents J of A and B particles are applied at opposite boundaries. For a reaction rate λ, and equal diffusion constants D, we find that when λJ −1/2 D −1/2 ≪ 1 the reaction front is well described by mean field theory. However, for λJ −1/2 D −1/2 ≫ 1, the(More)
The fractal globule, a self-similar compact polymer conformation where the chain is spatially segregated on all length scales, has been proposed to result from a sudden polymer collapse. This state has gained renewed interest as one of the prime candidates for the non-entangled states of DNA molecules inside cell nuclei. Here, we present Monte Carlo(More)
DNA microarrays are devices that are able, in principle, to detect and quantify the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences in complex biological mixtures. The measurement consists in detecting fluorescence signals from several spots on the microarray surface onto which different probe sequences are grafted. One of the problems of the data analysis is(More)
We analyze publicly available data on Affymetrix microarray spike-in experiments on the human HGU133 chipset in which sequences are added in solution at known concentrations. The spike-in set contains sequences of bacterial, human, and artificial origin. Our analysis is based on a recently introduced molecular-based model (Carlon, E.; Heim, T. Physica A(More)
An algorithm for the analysis of Affymetrix Genechips is presented. This algorithm, referred to as the Inverse Langmuir Method (ILM), estimates the binding of transcripts to complementary probes using DNA/RNA hybridization free energies, and the hybridization between partially complementary transcripts in solution using RNA/RNA free energies. The balance(More)
We consider a polymer of length $N$ translocating through a narrow pore in the absence of external fields. Characterization of its purportedly anomalous dynamics has so far remained incomplete. We show that the polymer dynamics is anomalous until the Rouse time $\tau_{R}\sim N^{1+2\nu}$, with a mean square displacement through the pore consistent with(More)