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Tuesday, 05 January 2010
(at 13:00 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Conformational dependence of exciton parentage in DNA duplexes: A ZINDO study

Ewgeni B. Starikov


This talk will present a systematical semiempirical quantum-chemical study on electron excited states of short DNA duplexes (tri- and tetramers). It has been demonstrated that moderate changes of DNA conformation (within the framework of B-DNA conformation family) might noticeably change its exciton parentage (charge-transfer excitons, normally dark, start to participate in the observed UV-VIS absorption bands). The significance of this finding is discussed.

Invited by G. Cuniberti

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