Remote Communication in a DNA-Based Nanoswitch

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  • Dr. Célia Fonseca Guerra,

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    1. Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987629
    • Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987629
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  • Dr. Zsolt Szekeres,

    1. Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány Péter sétány 1A, 1117 Budapest (Hungary)
    2. Present address: MSCI Kft., 22 Nepfurdo str.,
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  • Prof. Dr. F. Matthias Bickelhaupt

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    1. Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987629
    • Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987629
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Abstract

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Nano-telegraph: It is shown quantum chemically how the hydrogen-bond strength of a DNA base pair can be remotely switched (across several nanometers) between three states (weak, intermediate, and strong) through a π-conjugated “organic wire”.

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