01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
- Electronic (transport) properties
- Optical properties and interactions with radiation
- Materials physics not elsewhere classified
sugars electron magnetic resonance DNA radicals ionizing radiation
This research focuses on the identification of radicals, produced in DNA via ionizing radiation, using electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) as main spectroscopic tool. No large single crystals can be made from DNA, as a result experiments have to be performed on powders and frozen soluitions. The ENDOR methodology for such disordered systems will first be developed via a case study on sugars.