DNA Electronics

dc.contributor.authorZwolak, Michael Philipen
dc.contributor.committeechairDi Ventra, Massimilianoen
dc.contributor.committeememberBlecher, Marvinen
dc.contributor.committeememberTauber, Uwe C.en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T19:44:12Zen
dc.date.adate2003-06-13en
dc.date.available2017-06-13T19:44:12Zen
dc.date.issued2003-05-07en
dc.date.rdate2012-04-06en
dc.date.sdate2003-05-21en
dc.description.abstractDNA is a potential component in molecular electronics. To explore this end, there has been an incredible amount of research on how well DNA conducts and by what mechanism. There has also been a tremendous amount of research to find new uses for it in nanoscale electronics. DNA's self-assembly and recognition properties have found a unique place in this area. We predict, using a tight-binding model, that spin-dependent transport can be observed in short DNA molecules sandwiched between ferromagnetic contacts. In particular, we show that a DNA spin-valve can be realized with magnetoresistance values of as much as 26% for Ni and 16% for Fe contacts. Spin-dependent transport can broaden the possible applications of DNA as a component in molecular electronics and shed new light into the transport properties of this important biological molecule.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-05212003-112020en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05212003-112020/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78135en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectElectronicsen
dc.subjectCharge Transporten
dc.subjectSpin-dependent Transporten
dc.subjectDNAen
dc.titleDNA Electronicsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
etd-05212003-112020_thesis.pdf
Size:
1.3 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
etd-05212003-112020_releaseworldwide.pdf
Size:
15.73 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Collections