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Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Nov 18;95(21):216103. Epub 2005 Nov 18.

Probing nanotube-nanopore interactions.

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  • 1Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.


We demonstrate a new nanoscale system consisting of a nanotube threaded through a nanopore in aqueous solution. Its electrical and mechanical properties are sensitive to experimentally controllable conformational changes on sub-Angstrom length scales. Ionic current transport through a nanopore is significantly suppressed by the threading nanotube and the mechanical interactions between the nanotube and pore are accounted for by a folding geometry. The experiments provide first measurements of the longitudinal resolution and metrology of a solid-state nanopore "microscope." This new nanostructure provides a means to study molecule-nanotube interactions in conducting ionic solutions as well as geometrical and surface properties of nanopores and nanotubes.

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