Research + Discoveries

Beratan and Collaborators show how DNA sequences turn molecules into electron highways

A theoretical-experiemental collaboration between David Beratan’s group at Duke University and Nongjian Tao’s group at Arizona State University   has established and validated an approach to control the wave-like characteristics of electrons as they move through DNA.  A paper just posted online at Nature Chemistry - and highlighted in a Duke News article - describes strategies to sustain coherent or wave-like DNA charge transport on the the length of multiple nanometers in soft-wet self-assembled matter.