Publications

Viscoelasticity of DNA Liquid Crystal
Lucchetti, L.; Fraccia, T.P.; Nava, G; Turiv, T.; Ciciulla, F.; Bethge, L.; Klussmann, S.; Lavrentovich, O. & Bellini, T. 
Phys. Rev. Lett. (submitted)

Liquid Crystal ordering of DNA Dickerson Dodecamer duplexes with different 5’- Phosphate terminations
Todisco, M.; Smith, G.P. & Fraccia, T. P.
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 683,1, 69-80 (2019)

Phase separations, liquid crystal ordering and molecular partitioning in mixtures of PEG and DNA oligomers
Di Leo, S.; Todisco, M.; Bellini, T. & Fraccia, T. P. 
Liquid Crystals 1-13 (2018)

Nonenzymatic Polymerization into Long Linear RNA Templated by Liquid Crystal Self-Assembly
Todisco, M; Fraccia, T. P.; Smith, G. P.; Corno, A.; Bethge, L.; Klussmann, S.; Paraboschi, E. M.; Asselta, R.; Colombo, D.; Zanchetta, G.; Clark, N. A & Bellini, T. 
ACS Nano 12, 10, 9750-9762 (2018)

Backbone-free Watson Crick duplex-stacked nucleic acids
Smith, G. P.*; Fraccia, T. P.*; Todisco, M.; Zanchetta, G.; Zhu, C.; Hayden, E.; Bellini, T. & Clark, N. A. 
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115, 33, E7658 (2018)
*equally contributing authors
Article awarded with Cozzarelli Prize 2018

Liquid Crystal Ordering of 4-Base-Long DNA Oligomers with Both G-C and A-T Pairing
Fraccia, T. P.; Smith, G. P.; Clark, N. A & Bellini, T.
Crystals 8, 5 (2018)

Giant optical nonlinearity in DNA lyotropic liquid crystals
Lucchetti L.; Fraccia, T. P.; Ciciulla F.; Simoni F. & Bellini, T.
Optics Express 25, 25951 (2017)

Non-linear Optical Measurement of the Twist Elastic Constant in Thermotropic and DNA Lyotropic Chiral Nematics
Lucchetti L.; Fraccia, T. P.; Ciciulla F. & Bellini, T.
Scientific Reports 7, 4959 (2017)

Liquid Crystal Ordering and Isotropic Gelation in Solutions of 4-base-long DNA Oligomers
Fraccia, T. P.; Smith, G. P.; Bethge, L.; Zanchetta, G.; Nava, G.; Klussman, S.; Clark, N. A. & Bellini, T.
ACS Nano 10, 8508-8516 (2016)

Evidence of Liquid Crystal–Assisted Abiotic Ligation of Nucleic Acids
Fraccia, T. P.; Zanchetta, G.; Rimoldi, V.; Clark, N. A. & Bellini, T. 
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 45, 51–68 (2015)

Abiotic Ligation of DNA Oligomers Templated by Their Liquid Crystal Ordering
Fraccia, T. P.; Smith, G. P.; Zanchetta, G.; Paraboschi, E.; Yi, Y.; Walba, D. M.; Dieci, G.; Clark, N. A & Bellini, T. 
Nature Communications 6, 6424 (2015)

Liquid crystal self-assembly of random-sequence DNA oligomers
Bellini, T.; Zanchetta, G.; Fraccia, T. P.; Cerbino, R.; Tsai, E.; Smith, G. P.; Moran, M. J.; Walba, D. M. & Clark, N. A.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 1110–1115 (2012)