Sukru Yemenicioglu

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We have explored the electromechanical properties of DNA by using an electric field to force single hairpin molecules to translocate through a synthetic pore in a silicon nitride membrane. We observe a threshold voltage for translocation of the hairpin through the pore that depends sensitively on the diameter and the secondary structure of the DNA. The(More)
A nanopore is an analytical tool with single molecule sensitivity. For detection, a nanopore relies on the electrical signal that develops when a molecule translocates through it. However, the detection sensitivity can be adversely affected by noise and the frequency response. Here, we report measurements of the frequency and noise performance of nanopores(More)
Understanding the biophysics governing single-molecule transport through solid-state nanopores is of fundamental importance in working toward the goal of DNA detection and genome sequencing using nanopore-based sensors. Even with significant advances in semiconductor fabrication technologies, the state of the art in nanopore technology still falls well(More)
This paper outlines our recent efforts in using solid-state nanopores as a biosensing platform. Traditionally biosensors concentrate mainly on the detection platform and not on signal processing. This decoupling can lead to inferior sensors and is exacerbated in nanoscale devices, where device noise is large and large dynamic range is required. This paper(More)
High-bandwidth and low-noise nanopore sensor and detection electronics are crucial in achieving single-DNA-base resolution. A potential way to accomplish this goal is to integrate solid-state nanopores within a CMOS platform, in close proximity to the biasing electrodes and custom-designed amplifier electronics. Here we report the integration of solid-state(More)
  • Justin Rofeh, Avantika Sodhi, Melika Payvand, Miguel Angel Lastras-Montaño, Amirali Ghofrani, Advait Madhavan +3 others
  • 2015
As Moore's law scaling approaches its physical limit, there is increased interest in memristors as a replacement to transistors in memory applications due to their smaller footprint and superior scaling characteristics. However, memristors are intrinsically two-terminal devices, requiring an underlying CMOS control interface for proper operation. Thus the(More)
Solid-state nanopores have emerged as a single molecule label-free electronic detection platform. Existing transimpedance stages used to measure ionic current nanopores suffer from dynamic range limitations resulting from steady-state baseline currents. We propose a digitally-assisted baseline cancellation CMOS platform that circumvents this issue. Since(More)
Nanopores based on protein channels inserted into lipid membranes have paved the way towards a wide-range of inexpensive biosensors, especially for DNA sequencing. A key obstacle in using these biological ion channels as nanodevices is the poor stability of lipid bilayer membranes. Amphiphilic block copolymer membranes have emerged as a robust alternative(More)
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