Biomolecule-directed assembly of self-supported, nanoporous, conductive, and luminescent single-walled carbon nanotube scaffolds

Gordana N. Ostojic, Mark C. Hersam

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Abstract

A single-walled carbon nanotube self-suspended network of exceptionally low density is formed by DNA-streptavidin-assisted assembly where the DNA complex serves as a cross-shaped point connector. The macroscopic nanotube aerogel is conductive and luminescent and presents an excellent scaffold for subsequent functionalization. For example, platinum and titanium dioxide coating of the nanotube network is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1840-1845
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 25 2012

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Keywords

  • DNA
  • aerogels
  • assembly
  • proteins
  • single-walled carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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