Accession Number:

ADA193116

Title:

Phonon Interpretation of Inelastic Neutron Scattering in DNA Crystals.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Apr 81-Mar 88,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1988-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The calculated spectrum of longitudinal compressional waves on DNA polymer chains is shown to be in excellent agreement with recently performed inelastic neutron scattering measurements in hydrated, oriented DNA crystals. This opens up a previously unexplored frequency regime of DNA science and establishes the validity of the phonon, extended wave description of DNA elementary excitations in this region. Keywords Deoxyribonucleic acid, Riboxynucleic acid.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE