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Publication details for Anne Taormina

Englert, F., Peeters, K. & Taormina, A. (2008). Twenty-four near-instabilities of Caspar-Klug viruses. Physical Review E 78(3): 031908

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Group theoretical arguments combined with normal mode analysis techniques are applied to a coarse-grained approximation of icosahedral viral capsids which incorporates areas of variable flexibility. This highlights a remarkable structure of the low-frequency spectrum in this approximation, namely, the existence of a plateau of 24 near zero modes with universal group theory content.