Dynamics of Gel Electrophoresis

Edward O. Shaffer, Monica Olvera De La Cruz*

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An off-lattice computer simulation based on the Langevin equation of motion is used to study gel electrophoresis. The simulated chain dynamics are dramatically different from the dynamics predicted by tube-reptation theories. The mobility of different length chains is traced, showing the loss of length dependence as the field is increased. The dynamics of the chain in the field-independent mobility regime are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1351-1355
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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