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Lipid nanotube or nanowire sensor

United States Patent

7,544,978
June 9, 2009
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A sensor apparatus comprising a nanotube or nanowire, a lipid bilayer around the nanotube or nanowire, and a sensing element connected to the lipid bilayer. Also a biosensor apparatus comprising a gate electrode; a source electrode; a drain electrode; a nanotube or nanowire operatively connected to the gate electrode, the source electrode, and the drain electrode; a lipid bilayer around the nanotube or nanowire, and a sensing element connected to the lipid bilayer.
Noy; Aleksandr (Belmont, CA), Bakajin; Olgica (San Leandro, CA), Letant; Sonia (Livermore, CA), Stadermann; Michael (Dublin, CA), Artyukhin; Alexander B. (Menlo Park, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 338,512
20060204428
January 23, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.