Driving denaturation: Nanoscale thermal transport as a probe of DNA melting

  title={Driving denaturation: Nanoscale thermal transport as a probe of DNA melting},
  author={Kirill A. Velizhanin and Chih-Chun Chien and Yonatan Dubi and Michael Zwolak},
DNA denaturation has long been a subject of intense study due to its relationship to DNA transcription and its fundamental importance as a nonlinear, structural transition. Many aspects of this phenomenon, however, remain poorly understood. Existing models fit quite well with experimental results on the fraction of unbound base pairs versus temperature. Yet, these same models give incorrect results for other essential quantities. For example, the predicted base pair fluctuation timescales… 

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