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Electrochemical detection of single molecules using abiotic nanopores having electrically tunable dimensions

United States Patent

December 29, 2009
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A barrier structure for use in an electrochemical stochastic membrane sensor for single molecule detection. The sensor is based upon inorganic nanopores having electrically tunable dimensions. The inorganic nanopores are formed from inorganic materials and an electrically conductive polymer. Methods of making the barrier structure and sensing single molecules using the barrier structure are also described.
Sansinena; Jose-Maria (Los Alamos, NM), Redondo; Antonio (Los Alamos, NM), Olazabal; Virginia (Los Alamos, NM), Hoffbauer; Mark A. (Los Alamos, NM), Akhadov; Elshan A. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 525,329
September 21, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC 52-06 NA 25396, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.