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Identification of Biomolecular Building Blocks by Recognition Tunneling: Stride towards Nanopore Sequencing of Biomolecules

Abstract DNA, RNA and Protein are three pivotal biomolecules in human and other organisms, playing decisive roles in functionality, appearance, diseases development and other physiological phenomena. Hence, sequencing of these biomolecules acquires the prime interest in the scientific community. Single molecular identification of their building blocks can be done by a technique called Recognition Tunneling (RT) based on Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM). A single layer of specially designed recognition molecule is attached to the STM electrodes, which trap the targeted molecules (DNA nucleoside monophosphates, RNA nucleoside monophosphates or amino acids) inside the STM nanogap. Depending on their different binding interactions with the recognitio... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor SEN, SUMAN (Author) / Lindsay, Stuart (Advisor) / Zhang, Peiming (Advisor) / Gould, Ian R. (Committee member) / Borges, Chad (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Nanoscience / Biophysics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 148 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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