The coherent density fluctuations propagating through DNA hydration water were studied by neutron scattering spectroscopy. Two collective modes were found to be sustained by the aqueous solvent: a propagating excitation, characterised by a speed of about 3500 ms, and another one placed at about 6 meV. These results globally agree with those previously found for the coherent excitations in bulk water, although in DNA hydration water the speed of propagating modes is definitely higher than that of the pure solvent. The short-wavelength collective excitations of DNA hydration water are reminiscent of those observed in protein hydration water and in the amorphous forms of ice. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

Collective density fluctuations of DNA hydration water in the time-window below 1 ps / Cornicchi E.; Sebastiani F.; De Francesco A.; Orecchini A.; Paciaroni A.; Petrillo C.; Sacchetti F.. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-9606. - ELETTRONICO. - 135:(2011), pp. 025101.1-025101.7. [10.1063/1.3609101]

Collective density fluctuations of DNA hydration water in the time-window below 1 ps

Sebastiani F.;
2011

Abstract

The coherent density fluctuations propagating through DNA hydration water were studied by neutron scattering spectroscopy. Two collective modes were found to be sustained by the aqueous solvent: a propagating excitation, characterised by a speed of about 3500 ms, and another one placed at about 6 meV. These results globally agree with those previously found for the coherent excitations in bulk water, although in DNA hydration water the speed of propagating modes is definitely higher than that of the pure solvent. The short-wavelength collective excitations of DNA hydration water are reminiscent of those observed in protein hydration water and in the amorphous forms of ice. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.
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