Biophysics and Other Topics

Biophysics and Other Topics

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218519

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Biophysics and Other Topics: Selected Papers by Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky covers papers on polyelectrolytes, mechanochemistry, irreversible thermodynamics, membrane processes, network thermodynamics, biophysics, and science and humanities. The book discusses on polyelectrolytes, the electrostatic potential, thermodynamic properties, interaction with small molecules and ions, and cooperative transitions. The text also describes mechanochemistry; dynamics of macromolecular interactions; hysteresis; and memory. Irreversible thermodynamics, theory of membrane processes, and network thermodynamics are also considered. The book further tackles the reactions of amino acids with aldoses, polypeptide synthesis, and prebiotic synthesis. The text then encompasses topics on surface activity of polyelectrolytes; properties of the red cell membrane; and science and the humanities. People involved in the study of the above mentioned topics will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • In Memorium



    List of Publications of Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky

    Part I Polyelectrolytes, The Electrostatic Potential, Thermodynamic Properties, Interaction with Small Molecules and Ions, Cooperative Transitions

    Solutions of Polyelectrolytes and Mechanochemical Systems

    Problems in the Physical Chemistry of Polyelectrolytes

    The Electrostatic Free Energy of Polyelectrolyte Solutions. II. Fully Stretched Macromolecule

    Polyelectrolyte Solutions


    Part II Mechanochemistry, Dynamics of Macromolecular Interactions, Hysteresis and Memory


    The Dynamics of Macromolecular Systems

    Mechano-Chemical Conversion

    Hysteresis and Molecular Memory Record

    An Attempt at an Integral Interpretation of Nerve Excitability

    Part III Irreversible Thermodynamics, Theory of Membrane Processes and Network Thermodynamics

    Membrane Permeability and the Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes

    Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

    Membrane Thermodynamics

    Dynamics of Membrane Processes

    A Thermodynamic Consideration of Active Transport

    Thermodynamics of bio-networks

    Part IV Reactions of Amino Acids with Aldoses, Polypeptide Synthesis, Prebiotic Synthesis

    Kinetics of Aldose Amino Acid Interaction

    Polycondensation of Amino Acid Phosphoanhydrides

    Prebiotic Synthesis of Polypeptides by Heterogeneous Polycondensation of Amino Acid Adenylates

    Prebiotic Synthesis of Biopolymers on Inorganic Templates

    Part V Surface Activity of Polyelectrolytes and Properties of the Red Cell Membrane

    The Surface Activity of Polymeric Acids in Aqueous Solutions

    Adsorption of Polyampholytes on Water Surfaces

    Interactions of Basic Polyelectrolytes with the Red Blood Cell. II. Agglutination of Red Blood Cells by Polymeric Bases

    Rheological Considerations of Haemolysing Red Blood Cell

    Part VI Science and the Humanities

    The Impact of the Scientific Technology in the Development of New States

    Science and the Developing Countries

    Thermodynamics of Flow and Biological Organization

    A Scientist's Approach to Human Values

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218519

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