Energy gap reduction in DNA by complexation with metal ions

Errez Shapir, Giorgia Brancolini, Tatiana Molotsky, Alexander B. Kotlyar*, Rosa Di Felice, Danny Porath

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Samples of metalized DNA (M-DNA) are produced. The electrical characteristics are measured and the electronic structure is simulated. Electrical currents are mediated by hybrid electronic states that arise from the interaction between the metal ions and the bases. The emerging picture is that of axial charge transfer mediated by the metal ions.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4290-4294
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number37
StatePublished - 4 Oct 2011


  • DNA
  • density functional theory
  • enzymatic synthesis
  • metalization
  • scanning tunneling spectroscopy


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