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Metallic nanowires on a new protein template
Author(s): S. Padalkar; J. Hulleman; P. Deb; K. Cunzeman; J. C. Rochet; E. A. Stach; L. Stanciu
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Paper Abstract

Exploiting the concepts learnt from nature to build new nanomaterials from the bottom-up is critical for the efficient design of complex nanodevices. We demonstrate for the first time that the capacity of the &agr;-synuclein protein to assemble into nanofibers can be used for the synthesis of metallic nanowires. Silver and platinum nanowires with controlled diameters, ranging from 15 to 125nm, have been synthesized on an &agr;-synuclein protein fiber scaffold.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6592, Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III, 65920V (22 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722142
Show Author Affiliations
S. Padalkar, Purdue Univ. (United States)
J. Hulleman, Purdue Univ. (United States)
P. Deb, Purdue Univ. (United States)
K. Cunzeman, Purdue Univ. (United States)
J. C. Rochet, Purdue Univ. (United States)
E. A. Stach, Purdue Univ. (United States)
L. Stanciu, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6592:
Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III
Paolo Arena; Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez; Gustavo Liñán-Cembrano, Editor(s)

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