Resonant microwave absorption of selected DNA molecules

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The resonant absorption of microwave energy by aqueous solutions containing DNA of known length is experimentally demonstrated. The resonances observed have relaxation times of hundreds of picoseconds. Absorption by linear and supercoiled circular DNA molecules is discussed in terms of a mechanism involving microwave excitation of acoustic modes of the double helix. © 1984 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Edwards, GS; Davis, CC; Saffer, JD; Swicord, ML

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 1284 - 1287

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.53.1284

Citation Source

  • Scopus