Complexation of DNA with positive spheres: Phase diagram of charge inversion and reentrant condensation

T. T. Nguyen, B. I. Shklovskii

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Abstract

A phenomenological theory of reentrant condensation is presented. The theory is applicable not only to the solution of DNA and spheres but also to a much broader range of systems. Possible implications of the theory for the natural chromatin assuming that the beads-on-a-string structure of 10 mm chromatin fiber is indeed determined by electrostatic interactions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7298-7308
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume115
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2001

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