Folding of Electrostatically Charged Beads-on-a-String: An Experimental Realization of a Theoretical Model

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Entry by Emily Redston, AP 225, Fall 2011

Work in progress

Reference

Folding of Electrostatically Charged Beads-on-a-String: An Experimental Realization of a Theoretical Model by Reches, M., Snyder, P.W., and Whitesides, G.M., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2009, 106, 17644-17649.

Keywords

"beads-on-a-string" model, electrostatic interactions, polymers, polymer folding, persistence length, triboelectricity, self-assembly

Introduction

The Model

A Short-Chain RNA Model

“Polymer Chain” Models

Conclusion