Selected Publications (Spiros Skourtis)


      Jiaxing Lin, Xiangqian Hu, Peng Zhang, et. al.
      Triplet Excitation Energy Dynamics in Metal-Organic Frameworks

      J. Phys. Chem. C. 117, 22250-22259 (2013)


      Spiros S. Skourtis

      Protein electron transfer

      in  Quantum Effects in Biology Cambridge University Press (invited book chapter)

      M. Mohseni, Y. Omar, G. Engel, and M.B. Plenio, editors, In Press


      Spiros S. Skourtis

      Probing electron transfer mechanism from the molecular to the cellular length scales

      Special issue on "Peptide-mediated electron and energy transport" (invited article) Biopolymers (Peptide Science) 100, 82-92 (2012) 


      Nicholas F. Polizzi, Spiros S. Skourtis, and David N. Beratan

      Physical constraints on charge transport through bacterial nanowires

      Faraday Discussions 155, 43-62 (2012)


      Spiros S. Skourtis, David H. Waldeck, and David N. Beratan

      Fluctuations in biological and bioinspired electron-transfer reactions

      Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. Vol. 61, 461-485 (2010)


      Vered Ben Moshe, Durhba Rai, Spiros S. Skourtis, and Abraham Nitzan

      Steady-state current transfer and scattering theory

      J. Chem. Phys. 133, 054105 (2010)


      Zhiwei Lin, Candace M. Lawrence, Dequan Xiao, Victor V. Kireev, Spiros S. Skourtis,

      Jonathan L. Sessler, David N. Beratan and Igor V. Rubtsov

      Modulating unimolecular charge transfer by exciting bridge vibrations

      J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 18060–18062 (2009)


      Dequan Xiao, Spiros S. Skourtis, Igor V.  Rubtsov, David N. Beratan.

      Turning charge transfer on and off in a molecular interferometer with vibronic pathways

      Nano Lett. 9:1818-23 (2009)


Spiros S. Skourtis, David N. Beratan, Ron Naaman, Abraham Nitzan and David H. Waldeck

      Chiral control of electron transmission through molecules

      Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 283103 (2008)


I. A. Balabin, David N. Beratan and Spiros S. Skourtis

      Persistence of structure over fluctuations in biological electron transfer reactions

      Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 158102-4 (2008)


Spiros S. Skourtis and David N. Beratan

      Photosynthesis from the protein's perspective

      Science 316, 703-704 (2007) [In Perspectives]


Tatiana Prytkova, David N. Beratan and Spiros S. Skourtis

      Photoselected electron transfer pathways in DNA photolyase

      Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 104, 802-807 (2007)


Antonios Teklos and Spiros S. Skourtis

      Comparative study of perturbative methods for computing electron transfer tunneling matrix elements for nonorthogonal basis sets

      Journal of Chemical Physics 125, 244103 1-9 (2006)


Antonios Teklos and Spiros S. Skourtis

      Electron transfer through time dependent bridges: Differences between Franck–Condon and Born–Oppenheimer breakdown 

      Chemical Physics 319, 52-68 (2005)

      Special Issue: Molecular Charge Transfer in Condensed Media - From Physics and Chemistry to

      Biology and Nano-engineering


      Spiros S. Skourtis, David H. Waldeck, and David N. Beratan

      Inelastic tunneling erases coupling pathway interferences

      J. Phys. Chem. B  108, 15511-15518 (2004)


      Spiros S. Skourtis, Ilya Balabin, Tsutomu Kawatsu and David N. Beratan

      Protein dynamics and electron transfer: electronic decoherence and non-Condon effects

      Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA)  102, 3552-3557 (2004)



      Spiros S. Skourtis and Abraham N. Nitzan                             

      Effects of initial state preparation on the distance dependence of electron transfer through molecular bridges and wires

      Journal of Chemical Physics 119, 6271-6276 (2003)


      Spiros S. Skourtis, Georgios Archontis and Qian Xie     

      Electron transfer through fluctuating bridges: On the validity of the superexchange mechanism and time-dependent tunneling matrix elements                                   

      Journal of Chemical Physics  115,  9444-9462 (2001)


      Qian Xie Georgios Archontis and Spiros S. Skourtis

      Protein electron transfer: a numerical study of tunneling through fluctuating bridges

      Chemical Physics Letters  312,  237-24 (1999)


      Spiros S. Skourtis and David N. Beratan

      Theories of structure-function relationships for bridge-mediated electron transfer reactions      

      Advances in Chemical Physics, 106, 377-452 (1999)