Dynamics of breather modes in a nonlinear “helicoidal” model of DNA

  • T. Dauxois
  • M. Peyrard
Part II: Biosystems and Molecular Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 393)


Via a recent model with an additional helicoidal coupling, the dynamics of breathers modes in DNA are studied analytically and with the use of numerical simulations. It is shown that these excitations are longlived and can match experimentally observed fluctuational openings.


Morse Potential Reductive Perturbation Method Water Filament Fluctuational Opening Sugar Pucker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Dauxois
    • 1
  • M. Peyrard
    • 1
  1. 1.Physique Non-Linéaire: Ondes et Structures CohérentesDijonFrance

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