Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Biological Conduction Processes Chapter 4

Structure and Environment Influence in DNA Conduction

Authors: Ch. Adessi, S. Walch and M.P. Anantram

Affilation: NASA Ames Research Center, United States

Pages: 56 - 59

Keywords: DNA, transmission, conduction, molecular devices

Results for transmission through poly(G) DNA molecules are presented. We show that a modification of the rise of a B-DNA form can induce a shift of the conduction channel toward the valence one. We clearly prove that deformation of the backbone of the molecule has a significant influence in hole transport. Finally, we observe that the presence of ionic species, such as Na, in the close surrounding of the molecule can create new conduction channels.

Structure and Environment Influence in DNA Conduction

ISBN: 0-9708275-6-3
Pages: 504