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

United States Patent

RE46,479
July 18, 2017
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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)
13/ 339,010
December 28, 2011
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.