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Probe Microscopic Studies of DNA Molecules on Carbon Nanotubes

Biophysics Section, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
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Nanomaterials 2016, 6(10), 180; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6100180
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)
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
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Umemura, K.; Izumi, K.; Oura, S. Probe Microscopic Studies of DNA Molecules on Carbon Nanotubes. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 180. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6100180

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Umemura K, Izumi K, Oura S. Probe Microscopic Studies of DNA Molecules on Carbon Nanotubes. Nanomaterials. 2016; 6(10):180. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6100180

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Umemura, Kazuo, Katsuki Izumi, and Shusuke Oura. 2016. "Probe Microscopic Studies of DNA Molecules on Carbon Nanotubes" Nanomaterials 6, no. 10: 180. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6100180

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