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Dopa and dopamine modification of metal oxide semiconductors, method for attaching biological molecules to semiconductors

United States Patent

January 13, 2004
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Metal Oxide Semiconductor Nanoparticles Pave the Way for Medical Innovation
A method is provided for selective binding and detecting target molecules, and a method for detecting biological molecules, the method comprising supplying a semi-conductor capable of charge pair separation, and juxtaposing affinity moieties to the semi-conductor so as to effect changes in the charge pair separation characteristics when the affinity molecules are bound to the target molecules.
Rajh; Tijana (Naperville, IL), Paunesku; Tatjana (Woodridge, IL), Woloschak; Gayle E. (Chicago, IL), Thurnauer; Marion C. (Downers Grove, IL)
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
09/ 606,429
June 28, 2000
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract Number W-31-109-ENG-38 between the United States Government and Argonne National Laboratory.