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Kerr Effects of Flexible Macromolecules

  • Robert L. Jernigan
  • Sanzo Miyazawa
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 64)

Abstract

Detailed calculations of the effects of different conformations on the Kerr constant have become available only recently. These calculations can be utilized to evaluate the usefulness of Kerr constant measurements in characterizing configurations of macromolecules. Experimental scientists would like to know, in particular, if Kerr measurements are more sensitive to changes in conformation than other methods and for what types of molecules. These sensitivities must be judged against the results for more common characterization methods.

Keywords

Dipole Moment Polarizability Tensor Optical Anisotropy Polarizability Anisotropy Bond Polarizability 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Jernigan
    • 1
  • Sanzo Miyazawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Theoretical Biology National Cancer InstituteNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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