Bloch oscillations in a homogeneous nucleotide chain // Pisma v ZhETF, 2004, v.79, №10, p.575-578
It is shown that at zero temperature, a hole placed in homogeneous synthetic nucleotide chain with applied electric field demonstrates Bloch oscillations. The oscillations of the hole placed initially on one of base pairs arise in response to disruption of the initial charge distribution caused by nucleotide vibrations. The finite temperature fluctuations result in degradation of coherent oscillations. The maximum permissible temperature for DNA "Bloch oscillator" occurrence is estimated.