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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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
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - May 8 2012

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • DNA-wrapped
  • Nanopores
  • Translocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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