Next Article in Journal
Separation of Bacteria, Protozoa and Carbon Nanotubes by Density Gradient Centrifugation
Next Article in Special Issue
Effects of G-Quadruplex Topology on Electronic Transfer Integrals
Previous Article in Journal
Zinc Oxide Nanorods-Decorated Graphene Nanoplatelets: A Promising Antimicrobial Agent against the Cariogenic Bacterium Streptococcus mutans
Previous Article in Special Issue
Preparation, Characterization and Manipulation of Conjugates between Gold Nanoparticles and DNA
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Nanomaterials 2016, 6(10), 180;

Probe Microscopic Studies of DNA Molecules on Carbon Nanotubes

Biophysics Section, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Leonid Gurevich
Received: 11 July 2016 / Revised: 15 September 2016 / Accepted: 27 September 2016 / Published: 8 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue DNA-Based Nanotechnology)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [2413 KB, uploaded 8 October 2016]   |  


Hybrids of DNA and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are promising nanobioconjugates for nanobiosensors, carriers for drug delivery, and other biological applications. In this review, nanoscopic characterization of DNA-CNT hybrids, in particular, characterization by scanning probe microscopy (SPM), is summarized. In many studies, topographical imaging by atomic force microscopy has been performed. However, some researchers have demonstrated advanced SPM operations in order to maximize its unique and valuable functions. Such sophisticated approaches are attractive and will have a significant impact on future studies of DNA-CNT hybrids. View Full-Text
Keywords: probe microscope; force microscope; tunneling microscope; DNA; carbon nanotube probe microscope; force microscope; tunneling microscope; DNA; carbon nanotube

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Umemura, K.; Izumi, K.; Oura, S. Probe Microscopic Studies of DNA Molecules on Carbon Nanotubes. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 180.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Nanomaterials EISSN 2079-4991 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top