14. Single-Molecule Pulling: Phenomenology and Interpretation

  1. Horacio D. Espinosa3 and
  2. Gang Bao4
  1. Ignacio Franco1,
  2. Mark A. Ratner2 and
  3. George C. Schatz2

Published Online: 11 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482568.ch14

Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiers

Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiers

How to Cite

Franco, I., Ratner, M. A. and Schatz, G. C. (2013) Single-Molecule Pulling: Phenomenology and Interpretation, in Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiers (eds H. D. Espinosa and G. Bao), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482568.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Northwestern University, USA

  2. 4

    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118460399

Online ISBN: 9781118482568

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Keywords:

  • single-molecule pulling;
  • pulling interpretation;
  • single molecule;
  • force–extension;
  • single-molecule dynamics;
  • molecule plus;
  • molecular potential;
  • force–extension estimation;
  • single-molecule pulling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Force–Extension Behavior of Single Molecules

  • Single-Molecule Thermodynamics

  • Modeling Single-Molecule Pulling Using Molecular Dynamics

  • Interpretation of Pulling Phenomenology

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References