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Molecular rectifier composed of DNA with high rectification ratio enabled by intercalation

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Chemistry, April 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 2,359)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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45 tweeters
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Title
Molecular rectifier composed of DNA with high rectification ratio enabled by intercalation
Published in
Nature Chemistry, April 2016
DOI 10.1038/nchem.2480
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Authors

Cunlan Guo, Kun Wang, Elinor Zerah-Harush, Joseph Hamill, Bin Wang, Yonatan Dubi, Bingqian Xu

Abstract

The predictability, diversity and programmability of DNA make it a leading candidate for the design of functional electronic devices that use single molecules, yet its electron transport properties have not been fully elucidated. This is primarily because of a poor understanding of how the structure of DNA determines its electron transport. Here, we demonstrate a DNA-based molecular rectifier constructed by site-specific intercalation of small molecules (coralyne) into a custom-designed 11-base-pair DNA duplex. Measured current-voltage curves of the DNA-coralyne molecular junction show unexpectedly large rectification with a rectification ratio of about 15 at 1.1 V, a counter-intuitive finding considering the seemingly symmetrical molecular structure of the junction. A non-equilibrium Green's function-based model-parameterized by density functional theory calculations-revealed that the coralyne-induced spatial asymmetry in the electron state distribution caused the observed rectification. This inherent asymmetry leads to changes in the coupling of the molecular HOMO-1 level to the electrodes when an external voltage is applied, resulting in an asymmetric change in transmission.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
Korea, Republic of 2 2%
Italy 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Unknown 104 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 40%
Researcher 12 11%
Student > Master 11 10%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Professor 9 8%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 12 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 36 32%
Physics and Astronomy 15 13%
Engineering 14 13%
Materials Science 12 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 10%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 15 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 340. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 January 2017.
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#41,036
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Outputs from Nature Chemistry
#14
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Outputs of similar age
#1,395
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Chemistry
#1
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