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Using transverse current measurements in a nanopore to read-out DNA
Maria Fyta, Maria Fyta


In this topic, a protocol for sending DNA translocating through a nanopore is introduced. This protocol involves the used of transverse (tunneling) current measurements to read-out the DNA nucleobases in a nanopore. The exact physical mechanism behind this approach will be first examined and the efficiency in DNA sequencing will be further discussed. Parameters which strongly influence the reading-out using transverse currents will also be addressed.


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