Bethe approximation for a DNA-like self-avoiding walk model with variable solvent quality

D. P. Foster, C. Pinettes

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The phase diagram and critical behavior of a simple toy model for DNA zipping/unzipping are examined in the framework of the Bethe approximation. The effects of solvent quality are included and found to lead to a variety of different thermodynamic behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051108
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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