Faculty Profiles

David Beratan, Ph.D.
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
+1 919 660 1526
(919 660-1605


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

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

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." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115.34 (September 1, 2011): 17123-17135. 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

Beratan, DN, Naaman, R, and Waldeck, DH. "Topics in Current Chemistry: Preface." Topics in Current Chemistry 298 (February 25, 2011).

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." Journal of the American Chemical Society 133.1 (January 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)