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

Balabin, IA, Hu, X, and Beratan, DN. "Exploring biological electron transfer pathway dynamics with the Pathways plugin for VMD." J Comput Chem 33.8 (March 30, 2012): 906-910. Full Text

Kuznetsov, AE, Balamurugan, D, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Structural and Electronic Properties of Bare and Capped Cd Se /Cd Te Nanoparticles ( n = 6, 9)." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116.12 (March 29, 2012): 6817-6830. Full Text

Polizzi, NF, Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Physical constraints on charge transport through bacterial nanowires." Faraday Discussions 155 (January 2012): 43-62. Full Text

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

Wolak, MA, Balaeff, A, Gutmann, S, Helmrich, HJ, Vosloo, R, Beerbom, MM, Wierzbinski, E, Waldeck, DH, Bezer, S, Achim, C, Beratan, DN, and Schlaf, R. "Electronic Structure of Self-Assembled Peptide Nucleic Acid Thin Films." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115.34 (September 2011): 17123-17135. 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." J Phys Chem A 115.34 (September 1, 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." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A 115.22 (June 2011): 5525-5539. Full Text

Carias, H, Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Floquet analysis for vibronically modulated electron tunneling." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B 115.18 (May 2011): 5510-5518. Full Text

Venkatramani, R, Keinan, S, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "Nucleic Acid Charge Transfer: Black, White and Gray." Coordination Chemistry Reviews 255.7-8 (April 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." Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 7.3 (March 2011): 625-632. Full Text