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Interactions of slow electrons with biomolecules

McKoy, Vincent and Winstead, Carl (2007) Interactions of slow electrons with biomolecules. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 88 . Art. No. 012072. ISSN 1742-6596. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/88/1/012072.

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We report on results of computational studies of the interaction of slow electrons with the purine and pyrimidine bases of DNA, as well as with their associated nucleosides and nucleotides. The calculations focus on characterisation of the π* resonances associated with the bases and also provide general information on the scattering of slow electrons by these targets. High-level studies of the π* resonances in pyrazine, a close analogue of the pyrimidine bases, indicate that the higher-energy π* resonances in these bases may in fact contain large admixtures of core-excited character built on low-lying triplet states. Decay into such triplet states may provide a mechanism for damage to DNA.

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Additional Information:Copyright © IOP Publishing Limited 2007. We acknowledge support of this work by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and use of the resources of the JPL Supercomputing and Visualization Facility. XXV International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, Freiburg, Germany, 25–31 July 2007. Journal of Physics: Conference Series vol. 88 (2007).
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