Adam T. Woolley

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Carbon nanotubes combine a range of properties that make them well suited for use as probe tips in applications such as atomic force microscopy (AFM). Their high aspect ratio, for example, opens up the possibility of probing the deep crevices that occur in microelectronic circuits, and the small effective radius of nanotube tips significantly improves the(More)
Capillary electrophoresis arrays have been fabricated on planar glass substrates by photolithographic masking and chemical etching techniques. The photolithographically defined channel patterns were etched in a glass substrate, and then capillaries were formed by thermally bonding the etched substrate to a second glass slide. High-resolution electrophoretic(More)
Microfabricated silicon PCR reactors and glass capillary electrophoresis (CE) chips have been successfully coupled to form an integrated DNA analysis system. This construct combines the rapid thermal cycling capabilities of microfabricated PCR devices (10 degrees C/s heating, 2.5 degrees C/s cooling) with the high-speed (< 120 s) DNA separations provided by(More)
Capillary electrophoresis systems with integrated electrochemical detection have been microfabricated on glass substrates. Photolithographic placement of the working electrode just outside the exit of the electrophoresis channel provides high-sensitivity electrochemical detection with minimal interference from the separation electric field. Microchip(More)
I thank Prof. A. V. Somlyo and D. Czajkowsky for a critical reading of the manuscript. I also thank Drs. D. Mueller, E. Henderson, P. K. Hansma, B. Smith, N. Thomson, and S. Kasas for the use of their images and S. Sheng for the preparation of the figures. The work from this laboratory was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science(More)
This work examines the metallization of folded DNA, known as DNA origami, as an enabling step toward the use of such DNA as templates for nanoelectronic circuits. DNA origami, a simple and robust method for creating a wide variety of shapes and patterns, makes possible the increased complexity and flexibility needed for both the design and assembly of(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate the origins of biologically active retinal lipofuscin (RLF) by examining its protein composition. METHODS Total protein and total lipid were extracted and quantified. Proteins in this lipoprotein granule were identified by limited-scale proteomic analysis using both two-dimensional (2D) gel electrophoresis and SDS-PAGE coupled with(More)
A new method for solvent bonding polymeric substrates to form microfluidic systems has been demonstrated. Prior to device sealing, channels in an embossed poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) piece are filled with a heated liquid (paraffin wax) that forms a solid sacrificial layer at room temperature. The sacrificial material prevents the bonding solvent(More)
We report a straightforward method for the fabrication of DNA-templated nickel nanostructures on surfaces. These nickel nanomaterials have potential to be applied as nanowires, as templated catalyst lines, as nanoscale magnetic domains, or in directed protein localization. Indeed, we show here that histidine-tagged phosducin-like protein (His-PhLP) binds(More)