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Adiabatic low temperature microcalorimeter working in a wide temperature range, including that of liquid helium, is described. Heat capacity of DNA at various water concentrations was measured at 4-400 degrees K. It is shown that the pattern of its change is determined by the hydration parameter n (number of water molecules per mole of base pairs).(More)
Experimental results are presented on temperature--dependent DNA heat capacity in three different states: a) intact--native DNA in the conformation of double helix, b) disordered conformation of polynucleotide chains in the state of statistical coils, c) completely "degenerated" polynucleotide chains--mechanical mixture of nucleotides. Data on heat capacity(More)
The data on low-temperature heat capacity (2-25 K) of native DNA strands at different humidities are presented, which take into account the specificity of hydration of DNA due to its chemical composition (GC-content). The temperature dependence of DNA heat capacity (Cp = f(T)) at 2-4 K was analyzed. Analysis of Cp = f(T) involves both the ordinary Debay(More)
Thermodynamic parameters of the process of water phase transition in poly[d(A-T)] solutions in the wide range of polymer concentration have been studied. Curves of the heat capacity changes (delta Cp) depending on concentration of polymer and the temperature in the area of ice-water phase transition have been plotted. Thermodynamic parameters of the process(More)