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Preparation and characterization of individual peptide-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Zorbas, V, Ortiz-Acevedo, A, Dalton, AB, Yoshida, MM, Dieckmann, GR, Draper, RK, Baughman, RH, Jose-Yacaman, M and Musselman, IH (2004) Preparation and characterization of individual peptide-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes. J Am Chem Soc, 126 (23). pp. 7222-7227.

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Two challenges for effectively exploiting the remarkable properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are the isolation of intact individual nanotubes from the raw material and the assembly of these isolated SWNTs into useful structures. In this study, we present atomic force microscopy (AFM) evidence that we can isolate individual peptide-wrapped SWNTs, possibly connected end-to-end into long fibrillar structures, using an amphiphilic alpha-helical peptide, termed nano-1. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and well-resolved absorption spectral features further corroborate nano-1's ability to debundle SWNTs in aqueous solution. Peptide-assisted assembly of SWNT structures, specifically in the form of Y-, X-, and intraloop junctions, was observed in the AFM and TEM images.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
Zorbas, V
Ortiz-Acevedo, A
Yoshida, MM
Dieckmann, GR
Draper, RK
Baughman, RH
Jose-Yacaman, M
Musselman, IH
Date : 16 June 2004
DOI : 10.1021/ja049202b
Uncontrolled Keywords : Hot Temperature, Microscopy, Atomic Force, Microscopy, Electron, Nanotubes, Carbon, Peptides, Protein Binding, Sonication
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:10
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:41

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