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.

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