Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Distinguished 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

Kuznetsov, A. E., et al. “Structural and electronic properties of bare and capped Cd nSen/CdnTen Nanoparticles (n = 6, 9).” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 116, no. 12, Mar. 2012, pp. 6817–30. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp2109187. Full Text

Balabin, Ilya A., et al. “Exploring biological electron transfer pathway dynamics with the Pathways plugin for VMD.Journal of Computational Chemistry, vol. 33, no. 8, Mar. 2012, pp. 906–10. Epmc, doi:10.1002/jcc.22927. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Physical constraints on charge transport through bacterial nanowires.Faraday Discussions, vol. 155, Jan. 2012, pp. 43–62. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c1fd00098e. Full Text

Wolak, M. A., et al. “Electronic structure of self-assembled peptide nucleic acid thin films.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 115, no. 34, Sept. 2011, pp. 17123–35. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp201602j. Full Text

Balaeff, Alexander, et al. “B-DNA to zip-DNA: simulating a DNA transition to a novel structure with enhanced charge-transport characteristics.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 115, no. 34, Sept. 2011, pp. 9377–91. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp110871g. Full Text

Susumu, Kimihiro, et al. “Two-photon absorption properties of proquinoidal D-A-D and A-D-A quadrupolar chromophores.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 115, no. 22, June 2011, pp. 5525–39. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp2000738. Full Text

Carias, Horacio, et al. “Floquet analysis for vibronically modulated electron tunneling.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 115, no. 18, May 2011, pp. 5510–18. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp111097a. Full Text

Venkatramani, Ravindra, et al. “Nucleic Acid Charge Transfer: Black, White and Gray.Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 255, no. 7–8, Apr. 2011, pp. 635–48. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2010.12.010. Full Text

Contreras-García, Julia, et al. “NCIPLOT: a program for plotting non-covalent interaction regions.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 7, no. 3, Mar. 2011, pp. 625–32. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ct100641a. Full Text

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Topics in Current Chemistry: Preface.” Topics in Current Chemistry, vol. 298, Feb. 2011.