Morphology of DNA/Single walled nanotubes complexes

P. Bertoncini, M. Gresil, I. Riou, O. Chauvet

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In order to get a better understanding of the association mechanism that leads to the formation of DNA/single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) complexes, we solubilised and dispersed SWNTs in aqueous medium using single-stranded DNA with a poly (GT)15 sequence. Optical and microscopic characterizations of the complexes permits to confirm that the SWNTs were individualized or embedded in small bundles. The presence of these bundles excludes that helical wrapping may be the unique possible association mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-297
Number of pages5
JournalDigest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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