Measuring single-wall carbon nanotubes with solid-state nanopores

Adam R. Hall, Johannes M. Keegstra, Matthew C. Duch, Mark C. Hersam, Cees Dekker

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Abstract

Solid-state nanopores have been used widely to study biological polymers. Here, we expand the technique to analyze single-wall carbon nanotubes. By wrapping them in an amphiphilic layer, individual tubes can be translocated electrically through a nanopore, resulting in temporary interruptions in the trans-pore current reminiscent of measurements on DNA, RNA, and proteins. The technique may find use in discriminating nanotubes by size and thus electrical structure, facilitating their inclusion in electrical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanopore-Based Technology
EditorsMaria E. Gracheva
Pages227-239
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 8 2012

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume870
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • DNA-wrapped
  • Nanopores
  • Translocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

Cite this

Hall, A. R., Keegstra, J. M., Duch, M. C., Hersam, M. C., & Dekker, C. (2012). Measuring single-wall carbon nanotubes with solid-state nanopores. In M. E. Gracheva (Ed.), Nanopore-Based Technology (pp. 227-239). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 870). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-773-6_13