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Photoelectrochemical molecular comb

United States Patent

February 7, 2012
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A method, system, and apparatus are provided for separating molecules, such as biomolecules. The method, system, and apparatus utilize an electrochemical cell having at least two electrodes, one electrode comprising a photo-sensitive material capable of generating a photopotential. Molecules are moved through an electrolyte medium between the at least two electrodes based upon localized photopotentials.
Thundat; Thomas G. (Knoxville, TN), Ferrell; Thomas L (Knoxville, TN), Brown; Gilbert M. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 731,952
April 2, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The invention was made with government support under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725, awarded by the United States Department of Energy to UT-Battelle, LLC, the United States Government has certain rights in this invention.