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

Personal Author(s) : Schroll, W K ; Prabhu, V V ; Prohofsky, Earl W ; Van Zandt, L L

PDF Url : ADA193116

Report Date : 10 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 11

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.

Descriptors :   *CRYSTALS, *DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, *INELASTIC SCATTERING, *NEUTRON SCATTERING, HYDRATES, MEASUREMENT, PHONONS, POLYMERS, VALIDATION, WAVES, SYMMETRY(CRYSTALLOGRAPHY), MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, EXCITATION

Subject Categories : Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE