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Multifractal analysis of thermal denaturation based on the Peyrard-Bishop-Dauxois model
Physical Review E (2011)
  • Mostafa - Ghaderian, University of Malaya

The theory of DNA dynamics is exceedingly complex and not easily explained. In the past two decades, by adapting methods of statistical physics, the dynamics of DNA in contact with a thermal bath is widely studied. In this paper, the thermal denaturation of DNA in the framework of the Peyrard-Bishop-Dauxois (PBD) model through the Rényi dimension is investigated. As a result, the Rényi dimension spectrum of the melting transition process reveals the multifractal nature of the dynamics of the Peyrard-Bishop-Dauxois model. Also, it can be concluded that the Rényi dimension (D(q)) at negative values of q is the characteristic signature of pre-melting and thermal denaturation of DNA. Furthermore, this approach is in excellent agreement with previous experimental studies.

  • DNA denaturation,
  • Multifractal analysis,
  • Peyrard-Bishop-Dauxois model.
Publication Date
September 8, 2011
Citation Information
Mostafa - Ghaderian. "Multifractal analysis of thermal denaturation based on the Peyrard-Bishop-Dauxois model" Physical Review E Vol. 84 Iss. 3 (2011)
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