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Lecture A. Malyshev


23 November 2006 FWN-Building 5114.0004, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker:Dr. A. Malyshev
Affiliation:Department of Materials Physics, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain and Ioffe Physical Technical institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Title:DNA double helices for single molecule electronics
Date:Thu Nov 23, 2006
Location:FWN-Building 5114.0004
Host:V. Malyshev
Telephone:+31 50 363 4784


The combination of the self-assembly and electronic properties as well as its true nanoscale dimensions makes the DNA a promising candidate for a building block for single molecule electronics. We argue that the intrinsic double helix conformation of the DNA strands provides a possibility to control the electric current through the DNA by a perpendicular electric (gating) field and demonstrate the transistor effect for the gated double-stranded poly(G)-poly? synthetic DNA, using a simple model approach. Experimental set-ups to observe the predicted effect will be also discussed. In addition, we propose a design of a single molecule analog of the Esaki diode.
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