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  1. MCW07 Silicon Based Nanopore Sensors for Detection of DNA Molecules

    11 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Samir Iqbal, Demir Akin, Rashid Bashir

    Solid-state nanopores have emerged as possible candidates for next-generation DNA sequencing devices. In this talk, we will review our recent work in development of solid-state nanopore channels that are selective towards single strand DNA (ssDNA). Nanopores functionalized with a 'probe' of...

  2. Oligodeoxyribonucleotide Association with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    02 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jennifer McDonald

    Commercially available single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) tend to aggregate as ropes and bundles during production making them of little use in many scientific and industrial applications. An effective technique for dispersing and solubilizing SWCNTs is required to fully utilize their...

  3. Molecular Interferometry

    26 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: David D. Nolte

    While single-molecule detection through fluorescence has now become common-place, there has been no analogous single-molecule capability using direct detection approaches such as interferometry. This limitation is slowly yielding to high-speed interferoemtric detection that is pushing the...

  4. On the Cross Roads of Biology and Nanotechnology – Selective DNA Nanopore Sensors

    21 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Samir Iqbal

    The ability to manipulate and identify the properties of singlebiological molecules with the potential of characterizing biologicalprocesses at the most fundamental levels can significantly facilitaterapid diagnostics and therapeutics. Fabrication of solid-statedevices investigating bacteria,...

  5. Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and to XPS Applications

    17 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitry Zemlyanov

    X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), which is known as Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful research tool for the study of the surface of solids. The technique is widely used for studies of the properties of atoms, molecules, solids, and surfaces. The main success...

  6. Nucleic Acids

    07 May 2007 |

    Living organisms are self-assembling systems that achieve an enormous variety of functions through organization of components from sub-nanometer to meter scale. Understanding the functions of these systems must start with a study of the molecular components, their structures and interactions. By...

  7. Nanoparticles in Biology and Materials: Engineering the Interface through Synthesis

    29 Jan 2007 |

    Monolayer-protected nanoparticles provide versatile tools for nanotechnology. In our research, we use these nanoparticles as building blocks for the creation of functional magnetic and electronic nanocomposite materials. Simultaneously, we are using these particles as scaffolds for biomolecular...

  8. DNA Nanoarchitectures

    25 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Rakesh Voggu

    DNA has been well known for over 50 years as the predominant chemical for duplication and storage of genetic information in biology. Now DNA has also been recognized as a useful building material in the field of nanotechnology. DNA provides basic building blocks for constructing functionalized...

  9. DNA Nanowires

    06 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Margarita Shalaev

    DNA is a relatively inexpensive and ubiquitous material that can be used as a scaffold for constructing nanowires. Our research focuses on the manufacturing of DNA-templated, magnetic nanowires. This is accomplished by synthesizing positively-charged metal nanoparticles that self-assemble along...

  10. Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube for Interconnects and Nanoelectrode Based Biosensors

    15 Apr 2004 |

    In the past few years, tremendous progress in the growth of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has been made, which enabled the fabrication of various CNT devices for applications in electronics, biomedical techniques, and chemical/biological sensors. We have established a process to grow vertically...

  11. Sizing DNA with Artficial Nanopores

    26 Jul 2004 |

    Sizing DNA with Artficial Nanopores