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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)
Chromatin-remodeling complexes alter chromatin structure to facilitate, or in some cases repress, gene expression. Recent studies have suggested two potential pathways by which such regulation might occur. In the first, the remodeling complex repositions nucleosomes along DNA to open or occlude regulatory sites. In the second, the remodeling complex creates… (More)
Carbon nanotubes are potentially ideal atomic force microscopy probes because they can have diameters as small as one nanometer, have robust mechanical properties, and can be specifically functionalized with chemical and biological probes at the tip ends. This communication describes methods for the direct growth of carbon nanotube tips by chemical vapor… (More)
Nearly monodisperse iron nanoclusters have been used to define the diameters of carbon nanotubes grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Iron nanoparticles with average diameters of 3, 9, and 13 nm were used to grow carbon nanotubes with average diameters of 3, 7, and 12 nm, respectively. Transmission electron microscopy studies of the nanotubes show that… (More)
Proceedings of SPIE -Volume 6013 Optoelectronic Devices: Physics, Fabrication, and Application II, Joachim Piprek, Editor, 601305 (Oct. 25, 2005) (published online Oct. 25, 2005) http://spiedl.aip.org/dbt/dbt.jsp?KEY=PSISDG&Volume=6013&Issue=1#P601305000001 ©2005 COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Used by permission.… (More)
We have developed a multistep route to the fabrication of virus assembled nanostructures with chemoselective protein-to-surface linkers synthesized by an efficient solid-phase method. These linkers were used to create patterns of 30-to-50-nm-width-lines by scanning probe nanolithography. Genetically modified cow pea mosaic virus with unique cysteine… (More)
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has great potential as a tool for structural biology, a field in which there is increasing demand to characterize larger and more complex biomolecular systems. However, the poorly characterized silicon and silicon nitride probe tips currently employed in AFM limit its biological applications. Carbon nanotubes represent ideal… (More)
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A two-step synthetic process is reported to fabricate porous ceria membranes by anodization of cerium metal foils with subsequent calcination. "Ribbon-like" structures were found to form the backbones of these porous frameworks. The hydrophobic nature of these membranes was revealed by water contact angle measurements.
We have implemented a method for multiplexed detection of polymorphic sites and direct determination of haplotypes in 10-kilobase-size DNA fragments using single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) atomic force microscopy (AFM) probes. Labeled oligonucleotides are hybridized specifically to complementary target sequences in template DNA, and the positions of the… (More)