The statistical mechanics of the quasi-one-dimensional system of DNA is studied with the Morse and Deng-Fan potentials for the interstrand hydrogen bonds of nucleotide pairs. The intrastrand interactions between nucleotides are characterized by a simple harmonic potential in which the coupling strength has a significant effect on the phase transition of the DNA system.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jan 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)