DNA Breathing Dynamics in the Presence of a Terahertz Field.

Abstract

We consider the influence of a terahertz field on the breathing dynamics of double-stranded DNA. We model the spontaneous formation of spatially localized openings of a damped and driven DNA chain, and find that linear instabilities lead to dynamic dimerization, while true local strand separations require a threshold amplitude mechanism. Based on our… (More)

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@article{Alexandrov2010DNABD, title={DNA Breathing Dynamics in the Presence of a Terahertz Field.}, author={Boian S. Alexandrov and Vladimir Gelev and A. R. Bishop and Anny Usheva and Kim \O. Rasmussen}, journal={Physics letters. A}, year={2010}, volume={374 10}, pages={1214} }