Volume 73, Number 4, February 2006
|Page(s)||628 - 634|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||11 January 2006|
Single-molecule force spectroscopy: Heterogeneity of chemical bonds
Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Physik - 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Accepted: 21 December 2005
We show that the standard theoretical framework in single-molecule force spectroscopy by Evans and Ritchie (Biophys. J., 72 (1997) 1541) has to be extended in order to consistently describe the experimental findings. The basic new concept is to take into account heterogeneity of the chemical bonds, resulting in excellent agreement between theory and experiment.
PACS: 82.37.Np – Single molecule reaction kinetics, dissociation, etc / 33.15.Fm – Bond strengths, dissociation energies / 87.15.By – Structure and bonding
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