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

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

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." 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." 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