Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2001

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review Letters

Volume

86

Issue

26

First Page

6018

Last Page

6021

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.6018

Abstract

We present a model to describe electrical conductivity along the DNA double helix. In this model, DNA is considered as a one-dimensional disordered system, and electrons are transported via variable range hopping between localized states. Thermal structural fluctuations in DNA further localize electronic wave functions, giving rise to a temperature-dependent localization length. The model quantitatively explains the temperature dependence of the conductivity observed in the lambda phage DNA ( λ-DNA).

Comments

This article is from Physical Review Letters 86 (2001): 6018, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.6018. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Chemistry Commons

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