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Single walled carbon nanotubes functionally adsorbed to biopolymers for use as chemical sensors

United States Patent

July 12, 2011
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Chemical field effect sensors comprising nanotube field effect devices having biopolymers such as single stranded DNA functionally adsorbed to the nanotubes are provided. Also included are arrays comprising the sensors and methods of using the devices to detect volatile compounds.
Johnson, Jr.; Alan T. (Philadelphia, PA), Gelperin; Alan (Princeton, NJ), Staii; Cristian (Madison, WI)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Monell Chemical Senses Center (Philadelphia, PA)
11/ 910,070
March 29, 2006
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Research leading to the disclosed inventions was funded, in part, by the United States Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER45701, and from the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, National Science Foundation, Grant No. NSF DMR00-79909. Accordingly, the United States government may have certain rights in the inventions described herein.