This book presents basic information about DNA, along with comprehensive theoretical introduction to DNA. It discusses recent developments in divalent-metal-ion inserted M-DNA complex, which gives rise to the possibility of DNA application to electronic functionality. Further, the book describes three examples of applications: optical and electrical materials, electronic devices such as bioTFT memory and color-tunable light-emitting diodes, and biofuel cell application with use of proton conduction in DNA.
Introduction. Basic physical properties of natural DNA. Infrared spectral studies on structure and hydration state of dry DNA. Proton conduction in DNA. X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Hückel calculation for the electronic states of DNA. Basic property of M-DNA. IR spectral studies on M-DNA. Charge doping in Zn-DNA. Structure of M-DNA with STM. DNA as a material. Application of DNA to electronic devices. Fabrication and characteristics of DNA-biofuel cell.