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Codon thermoelectric signature in molecular junctions

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Maciá Barber, Enrique Alfonso (2010) Codon thermoelectric signature in molecular junctions. Physical review B, 82 (4). ISSN 1098-0121

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.045431


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Abstract

The thermoelectric power of trimer oligonucleotides connected in between metallic contacts at different temperatures is theoretically studied. The obtained analytical expressions reveal the existence of important resonance effects leading to a significant thermopower enhancement for certain characteristic energies which depend on the specific electronic structure of considered codons. This result suggests the existence of a thermoelectric signature for different triplet associations of biological interest.


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©2010 The American Physical Society.
I warmly thank Pramod Reddy for sharing useful information and M. Victoria Hernández for a critical reading of the manuscript.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Electronic transport; DNA
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:44492
Deposited On:07 Sep 2017 18:37
Last Modified:07 Sep 2017 18:37

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