Hauptseminar Multiscale Simulations SS 2016/Functionalized nanopores and DNA translocation

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Functionalized nanopores and DNA translocation
Maria Fyta


In this topic, the use of functionalized nanopores in the process of DNA translocation is discussed. The details of functionalization and its advantages and disadvantages will be investigated. In the end, the efficiency of functionalized nanopores in distinguishing among the DNA nucleobases will be assessed.


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  • B. Pathak et al, Double-functionalized nanopore-embedded gold electrodes for rapid DNA sequencing, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 023701 (2012).