Spin-correlated radical pairs in synthetic hairpin DNA

Satoru Nakajima, Kimio Akiyama, Kiyohiko Kawai, Tadao Takada, Tadaaki Ikoma, Tetsuro Majima, Shozo Tero-Kubota

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Key species: Radical pairs generated by photo-induced electron transfer in synthesized DNA are characterized by time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. Assuming the B-form for DNA, the observed polarization patterns are reproduced taking into account the spin-correlated radical pair mechanism of the electron spin polarization (see figure) and the charge recombination dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-509
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 12
Externally publishedYes


  • DNA
  • EPR spectroscopy
  • Electron transfer
  • Nucleobases
  • Radical ions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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