Ultrafast Vibrational Dynamics of Adenine-Thymine Base Pairs in Hydrated DNA

  • J. R. Dwyer
  • Ł Szyc
  • E. T. J. Nibbering
  • T. Elsaesser
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 92)

Abstract

We report femtosecond two-color pump-probe studies of the congested N-H/O-H stretching absorption of high-quality thin films of DNA oligomers in a broad hydration range. Different vibrational excitations are separated and their characteristic relaxation times identified.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    J. D. Watson and F. H. C. Crick, Nature 171, 737, 1953.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    M. Ouali, H. Gousset, F. Geinguenaud, J. Liquier, J. Gabarro-Arpa, M. Le Bret, and E. Tallandier, Nucleic Acids Res. 25, 4816, 1997.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    E. T. J. Nibbering and T. Elsaesser, Chem. Rev. 104, 1887, 2004.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    A. T. Krummel, P. Mukherjee, and M. T. Zanni, J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 9165, 2003.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    C. Pluetzer, I. Huenig, K. Kleinermanns, E. Nir, and M. S. de Vries, ChemPhysChem 4, 838, 2003.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    M. L. Cowan, B. D. Bruner, N. Huse, J. R. Dwyer, B. Chugh, E. T. J. Nibbering, T. Elsaesser, R. J. D. Miller, Nature 434, 199, 2005.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    D. Cringus, A. Bakulin, J. Lindner, P. Vöhringer, M. S. Pshenichnikov, and D. A. Wiersma, J. Phys. Chem B 111, 14193, 2007.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    H. S. Tan, I. R. Piletic, R. E. Riter, N. E. Levinger, and M. D. Fayer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 057405, 2005.CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Dwyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ł Szyc
    • 1
  • E. T. J. Nibbering
    • 1
  • T. Elsaesser
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Personalised recommendations