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DNA statics and dynamics in nanoscale confinement
Author(s): Walter W. Reisner; Keith Morton; Robert Riehn; Yan Mei Wang; Stephen Chou; Robert H. Austin
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Paper Abstract

We present, along with theoretical scaling arguments, measurements of the equilibrium and dynamic properties of λ and T2 phage DNA molecules confined in quartz nanochannels. Such measurements serve a two-fold purpose: (1) we hope to assist in the design of future nanofluidic devices by quantifying the behavior of semiflexible polymers in confined environments and (2) we hope to test existing theories for confined semiflexible polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5592, Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications, (19 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570565
Show Author Affiliations
Walter W. Reisner, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Keith Morton, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Robert Riehn, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Yan Mei Wang, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Stephen Chou, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Robert H. Austin, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5592:
Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications
Warren Y-C. Lai; Stanley Pau; O. Daniel Lopez, Editor(s)

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