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Charge Migration in DNA

Perspectives from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

  • Tapash Chakraborty
  • Deals with a new material for nanoelectronics, DNA

  • Covers all aspects of charge and spin transport and migration in DNA

  • Deals with DNA modified for bio-nanoelectronics

  • Valuable reference work for researchers and text for graduate students


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. G. Cuniberti, E. Maciá, A. Rodríguez, R. A. Römer
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ferdinand C. Grozema, Laurens D. A. Siebbeles
    Pages 21-43
  4. Yuri A. Berlin, Mark A. Ratner
    Pages 45-61
  5. Thorsten Koslowski, Tobias Cramer
    Pages 63-75
  6. Vadim Apalkov, Xue-Feng Wang, Tapash Chakraborty
    Pages 77-119
  7. David Becker, Amitava Adhikary, Michael D. Sevilla
    Pages 139-175
  8. Mingsheng Xu, Robert G. Endres, Yasuhiko Arakawa
    Pages 205-220
  9. Benjamin B. Schmidt, Evgeni B. Starikov, Matthias H. Hettler, Wolfgang Wenzel
    Pages 249-262
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


Charge migration through DNA has been the focus of considerable interest in recent years. A deeper understanding of the nature of charge transfer and transport along the double helix is important in fields as diverse as physics, chemistry and nanotechnology. It has also important implications in biology, in particular in DNA damage and repair. This book presents contributions from an international team of researchers active in this field. It contains a wide range of topics that includes the mathematical background of the quantum processes involved, the role of charge transfer in DNA radiation damage, a new approach to DNA sequencing, DNA photonics, and many others. This book should be of value to researchers in condensed matter physics, chemical physics, physical chemistry, and nanoscale sciences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tapash Chakraborty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyCanada Research Chair in Nanoscale Physics, University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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