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

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

"Topics in Current Chemistry: Preface." Topics in Current Chemistry 298 (February 25, 2011).

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)

Skourtis, S, Beratan, DN, and Waldeck, DH. "Coherence in electron tunneling pathways." Procedia Chemistry 3 (2011): 99-104. (Academic Article)

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

Keinan, S, Venkatramani, R, Balaeff, A, and Beratan, DN. "Is MD Geometry Sampling Sufficient for Nucleobase Electronic Structure Analysis of ET Reactions? Comparing Classical MD and QM/MM Methods." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114.48 (December 9, 2010): 20496-20502. Full Text