Alexei I Kononov

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Luminescence emission, polarization, and excitation spectra of polyadenylic acid (poly(A)) have been studied in room-temperature aqueous solution (pH 8). The temperature dependence of the luminescence of poly(A) at two different excitation wavelengths in the range 10-70 degrees C has also been studied and compared with that of adenosine 5'-monophosphate(More)
Direct DNA absorption of UVB photons in a spectral range of 290-320 nm of terrestrial solar radiation is responsible for formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers causing skin cancer. Formation of UVB-induced lesions is not random, and conformational features of their hot spots remain poorly understood. We calculated the electronic excitation spectra of(More)
The rapidly developing field of bionanotechnology requires detailed knowledge of the mechanisms of interaction between inorganic matter and biomolecules. Under conditions different from those in an aqueous solution, however, the chemistry of these systems is elusive and may differ dramatically from their interactions in vitro and in vivo. Here, we report(More)
The isoscalar structure functions xF 3 and F 2 are measured as functions of x averaged over all Q 2 permissible for the range 6 to 28 GeV of incident (anti)neutrino energy. With the measured values of xF 3 , the value of the Gross–Llewellyn Smith sum rule is found to be 1 0 F 3 dx = 2.13± 0.38 (stat)± 0.26 (syst). The QCD analysis of xF 3 provides Λ M S(More)
We study the formation and fluorescent properties of silver nanoclusters encapsulated in condensed DNA nanoparticles. Fluorescent globular DNA nanoparticles are formed using a dsDNA-cluster complex and polyallylamine as condensing agents. The fluorescence emission spectrum of single DNA nanoparticles is obtained using tip-enhanced fluorescence microscopy.(More)
Ligand-stabilized luminescent metal clusters, in particular, DNA-based Ag clusters, are now employed in a host of applications such as sensing and bioimaging. Despite their utility, the nature of their excited states as well as detailed structures of the luminescent metal-ligand complexes remain poorly understood. We apply a new joint experimental and(More)
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