Alon A. Gorodetsky has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides a techniques for precisely and/or functionally cutting carbon nanotubes, e.g., single walled carbon nanotubes (“SWNTs”) and integrating a single nucleic acid molecule (e.g., a DNA molecule) into a gap formed into the carbon nanotubes. In one aspect, a method of fabricating a molecular electronic device includes disposing a SWNT on a base layer, forming a gap in the SWNT using a lithographic process, and disposing a single DNA strand across the gap so that each end of the nucleic acid contacts a gap termini. The disclosed subject matter also provides techniques for measuring the electrical properties (charge transport) of a DNA molecule which is integrated into an SWNT. Furthermore, a molecular electronic device including an SWNT with an integrated nucleic acid molecule is disclosed.
November 29, 2010
November 10, 2011
California Institute Of Technology, The Trustees of Columbia University In the City of New York
Xuefeng Guo, Colin Nuckolls, James Hone, Alon Gorodetsky, Jacqueline K. Barton