Structure and Environment Influence in DNA Conduction

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Results for transmission through poly(G) DNA molecules are presented. We show that a modification of the rise of a B-DNA form can induce a shift of the conduction channel toward the valence one. We clearly prove that deformation of the backbone of the molecule has a significant influence in hole transport. Finally, we observe that the presence of ionic species, such as Na, in the close surrounding of the molecule can create new conduction channels.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Published: April 22, 2002
Pages: 56 - 59
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Medical & Biotech
Topic: Biomaterials
ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3