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We measure silane density and Sulfo-EMCS cross-linker coupling efficiency on aminosilane films by high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurements. We then characterize DNA immobilization and hybridization on these films by (32)P-radiometry. We find that the silane film structure controls the efficiency(More)
The amine density of 3-aminopropyldimethylethoxysilane (APDMES) films on silica is controlled to determine its effect on DNA probe density and subsequent DNA hybridization. The amine density is tailored by controlling the surface reaction time of (1) APDMES, or (2) n-propyldimethylchlorosilane (PDMCS, which is not amine terminated) and then reacting it with(More)
Surface passivation of semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) is critical in enabling their utilization in novel optoelectronic devices, solar cells, and biological and chemical sensors. Compared to the extensively used liquid-phase NC synthesis and passivation techniques, gas-phase routes provide the unique opportunity for in situ passivation of semiconductor(More)
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