By using nanotechnological methods, we can now poke around protein molecules, genes, membranes, cells and more. Observation of such entities through optical and electron microscopes tempt us to touch and manipulate them. It is now possible to do so, and scientists around the world have started pulling, pushing and cutting small structures at the base of life processes to understand the effect of our hand work.
The book describes the physical properties of such life supporting structures from the molecular level with a special emphasis on their designs based on the mechanical strength and flexibility, membrane and other biological nanostructures.
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Table of ContentsPreface
Chapter 1. Force in Biology
Chapter 2. Introduction to Basic Mechanics
Chapter 3. Force and Force Measurement Apparatuses
Chapter 4. Polymer Chain Mechanics
Chapter 5. Interaction Forces
Chapter 6. Single Molecule Interaction Forces
Chapter 7. Single Molecule DNA and RNA Mechanics
Chapter 8. Single Molecule Protein Mechanics
Chapter 9. Motion in Nano-biology
Chapter 10. Cell Mechanics
Chapter 11. Manipulation at the Molecular Level
Chapter 12. Finite Element Analysis of Microscopic Biological Structures
Chapter 13. Appendices