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Beratan Lab Using Voltage to Induce Coherent Long-Range Electron Transport

An international collaboration with the Beratan lab reports in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that voltages may induce coherent long-range electron transport through biomolecules and other molecular structures. The authors describe a novel transport mechanism that supports electron flow across appreciable distances utilizing voltage-induced long-range electronic delocalization. This mechanism explains experiments that find a weak temperature dependence for long range electron transfer in biochemical and synthetic structures. Read more about this in a recent PNAS available here.