• Rheology of semi-dilute solutions of calf-thymus DNA

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      DNA; rheology; hybrid model

    • Abstract


      We study the rheology of semi-dilute solutions of the sodium salt of calf-thymus DNA in the linear and nonlinear regimes. The frequency response data can be fitted very well to the hybrid model with two dominant relaxation times τ0 and τ1. The ratio (τ01) ∼5 is seen to be fairly constant on changing the temperature from 20 to 30°C. The shear rate dependence of viscosity can be fitted to the Carreau model.

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      Ranjini Bandyopadhyay1 2 AK Sood1

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
      2. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - 90095-1547, USA
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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