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Molecular Machines: A Materials Science Approach

Giovanni Zocchi


This book presents a dynamic new approach to the physics of enzymes and DNA from the perspective of materials science. Unified around the concept of molecular deformability—how proteins and DNA stretch, fold, and change shape—the book describes the complex molecules of life from the innovative perspective of materials properties and dynamics, in contrast to structural or purely chemical approaches. It covers a wealth of topics, including nonlinear deformability of enzymes and DNA; the chemo-dynamic cycle of enzymes; supra-molecular constructions with internal stress; nano-rheology and viscoela ... More

Keywords: molecular deformability, nonlinear deformability, DNA, enzymes, nano-rheology, viscoelasticity, chemical kinetics, Brownian motion, statistical mechanics, mathematical methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691173863
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691173863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giovanni Zocchi, author
University of California, Los Angeles

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