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Charge transfer dynamics in DNA revealed by time-resolved spectroscopy

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In the past few decades, charge transfer in DNA has attracted considerable attention from researchers in a wide variety of fields, including bioscience, physical chemistry, and nanotechnology. Charge transfer in DNA has been investigated using various techniques. Among them, time-resolved spectroscopic methods have yielded valuable information on charge transfer dynamics in DNA, providing an important basis for numerical practical applications such as development of new therapy applications and nanomaterials. In DNA, holes and excess electrons act as positive and negative charge carriers, respectively. Although hole transfer dynamics have been investigated in detail, the dynamics of excess electron transfer have only become clearer relatively recently. In the present paper, we summarize studies on the dynamics of hole and excess electron transfer conducted by several groups including our own.

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The article was received on 02 Aug 2016, accepted on 08 Dec 2016 and first published on 13 Dec 2016


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC03428D
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 1752-1762
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    Charge transfer dynamics in DNA revealed by time-resolved spectroscopy

    M. Fujitsuka and T. Majima, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1752
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SC03428D

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