Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1526
(919 660-1605



Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1986

B.S., Duke University 1980

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Education, Inorganic, Nanoscience and Materials

Jiang, N, Zuber, G, Keinan, S, Nayak, A, Yang, W, Therien, MJ, and Beratan, DN. "Design of coupled porphyrin chromophores with unusually large hyperpolarizabilities." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116.17 (2012): 9724-9733. Full Text

Kuznetsov, AE, Balamurugan, D, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Structural and electronic properties of bare and capped Cd nSe n/Cd nTe n Nanoparticles (n = 6, 9)." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116.12 (2012): 6817-6830. Full Text

Balaeff, A, Craig, SL, and Beratan, DN. "B-DNA to zip-DNA: simulating a DNA transition to a novel structure with enhanced charge-transport characteristics." The journal of physical chemistry. A 115.34 (September 2011): 9377-9391. Full Text

Susumu, K, Fisher, JAN, Zheng, J, Beratan, DN, Yodh, AG, and Therien, MJ. "Two-photon absorption properties of proquinoidal D-A-D and A-D-A quadrupolar chromophores." J Phys Chem A 115.22 (June 9, 2011): 5525-5539. Full Text

Carias, H, Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Floquet analysis for vibronically modulated electron tunneling." J Phys Chem B 115.18 (May 12, 2011): 5510-5518. Full Text

Venkatramani, R, Keinan, S, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "Nucleic Acid Charge Transfer: Black, White and Gray." Coord Chem Rev 255.7-8 (April 1, 2011): 635-648. Full Text

Contreras-García, J, Johnson, ER, Keinan, S, Chaudret, R, Piquemal, J-P, Beratan, DN, and Yang, W. "NCIPLOT: a program for plotting non-covalent interaction regions." J Chem Theory Comput 7.3 (March 8, 2011): 625-632. Full Text

Venkatramani, R, Davis, KL, Wierzbinski, E, Bezer, S, Balaeff, A, Keinan, S, Paul, A, Kocsis, L, Beratan, DN, Achim, C, and Waldeck, DH. "Evidence for a near-resonant charge transfer mechanism for double-stranded peptide nucleic acid." J Am Chem Soc 133.1 (January 12, 2011): 62-72. Full Text

Ben-Moshe, V, Beratan, DN, Nitzan, A, and Skourtis, SS. "Chiral control of current transfer in molecules." Top Curr Chem 298 (2011): 259-278. (Review) Full Text

Venkatramani, R, Keinan, S, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer in nucleic acids: Black, white, and gray." Coord. Chem. Revs. 255 (2011): 635-648. (Academic Article)