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Electric-Field Induced Orientation of Polynucleotides

  • Elliot Charney

Abstract

Transient dichroism produced by the orientation of a linear polyelectrolyte is shown to be related to the polarization of condensed counter-ions by demonstrating that the changes in alkali counter-ion concentration with degree of protonation of poly(A) predicted by current models of such polyelectrolytes is proportional to the field-induced orientation.

Keywords

Strong Electric Field Permanent Dipole Moment Valence Electronic Structure Applied Field Strength Linear Polyelectrolyte 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elliot Charney
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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