Characterization of DNA-carbon nanotube hybrids by their van hove singularities

Vadim I. Puller, Slava V. Rotkin

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The optical dichroism which appears in the nanotube-DNA hybrid is studied within a phenomenological approach. Naturally non-chiral nanotubes may acquire a chiral optical response when wrapped by the DNA helix. The hybrids of the DNA and the metallic nanotubes are discussed in conjunction with the possible gap opening and the subsequent arising of a pair of van Hove singularities close to the Fermi point. Polarized light absorption experiments are proposed to find the predicted effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanomodeling II
StatePublished - 2006
EventNanomodeling II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 15 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherNanomodeling II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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