TITLE

Room temperature negative differential resistance in DNA-based molecular devices

AUTHOR(S)
Peng-Chung Jangjian; Tzeng-Feng Liu; Mei-Yi Li; Ming-Shih Tsai; Chia-Ching Chang
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/26/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 4, pN.PAG
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A molecular device fabricated from metallic deoxyribonucleic acid (M-DNA) exhibits a negative differential resistance (NDR) behavior. When two gold electrodes were connected by Ni2+-chelated DNA, which was converted from λ-DNA, not only was the conductivity of DNA improved, but a NDR device was formed as a full cyclic voltage sweep was applied to measure its current versus voltage characteristics at room temperature and in an ambient environment. Such electronic characteristics of a M-DNA device may have been caused by the redox reactions of Ni ions. This finding provides a simple way to construct electrical nanodevices from biological molecules.
ACCESSION #
36435045

 

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