Molecular wires: Charge injection, charge transport and motion mechanisms in DNA

Yu A. Berlin*, A. L. Burin, A. Nitzan, V. Mujica, A. Xue, M. A. Ratner

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The use of the DNA duplex as a molecular wire is discussed with particular attention to recent experimental findings. Experimental studies of photo-excited hole dynamics in DNA can be understood within the phenomenological hopping model. However a microscopic first principles approach requires taking into account the interaction between charge and duplex degrees of freedom. The nature of possible metallic native DNA behavior is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular and Biomolecular Electronics
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)155899615X, 9781558996151
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2001Apr 20 2001

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2001 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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