We investigate the translocation of a single stranded DNA (ssDNA) through a pore, which fluctuates between two conformations, by using coupled master equations (ME). The probability density function (PDF) of the first passage times (FPT) of the translocation process is calculated, displaying a triple, double or mono-peaked behavior, depending on the system parameters. An analytical expression for the mean first passage time (MFPT) of the translocation process is derived, and provides an extensive characterization of the translocation process.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2003|
|Event||Dynamics in Small Confining Systems - 2003 - Boston, MA, United States|
Duration: 1 Dec 2003 → 4 Dec 2003