fulltext.study @t Gmail

Frenkel exciton model of ultrafast excited state dynamics in AT DNA double helices

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
28098 44059 2007 7 PDF Available
Title
Frenkel exciton model of ultrafast excited state dynamics in AT DNA double helices
Abstract

Recent ultrafast experiments have implicated intrachain base-stacking rather than base-pairing as the crucial factor in determining the fate and transport of photoexcited species in DNA chains. An important issue that has emerged concerns whether or not a Frenkel excitons is sufficient one needs charge-transfer states to fully account for the dynamics. Here we present an SU(2) ⊗ SU(2) lattice model which incorporates both intrachain and interchain electronic interactions to study the quantum mechanical evolution of an initial excitonic state placed on either the adenosine or thymidine side of a model B DNA poly(dA).poly(dT) duplex. Our calculations indicate that over several hundred femtoseconds, the adenosine exciton remains a cohesive excitonic wave packet on the adenosine side of the chain where as the thymidine exciton rapidly decomposes into mobile electron/hole pairs along the thymidine side of the chain. In both cases, the very little transfer to the other chain is seen over the time-scale of our calculations. We attribute the difference in these dynamics to the roughly 4:1 ratio of hole versus electron mobility along the thymidine chain. We also show that this difference is robust even when structural fluctuations are introduced in the form of static off-diagonal disorder.

Keywords
87.14.Gg; 87.15.Mi; 87.15.He; 31.15.ArDNA; Molecular biophysics; Excited states; Lattice theory; Quantum chromodynamics
First Page Preview
Frenkel exciton model of ultrafast excited state dynamics in AT DNA double helices
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 190, Issues 2–3, 15 August 2007, Pages 328–334
Authors
,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us