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Title: Manufacture and testing of nanometre scale supramolecular interconnect technology using DNA templated semiconductor nanowires
Author: Hollis, Tom
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 7347
Awarding Body: Newcastle University
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2008
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This work describes the production and testing of nano-scale supramolecular interconnects or nanowires. That is, wire-like strands buih from individual molecules with a diameter in the range of 2 - 50nm. The nanowires used in this work are made up of semiconductor materials templated to a DNA backbone. Experiments have been designed to create contiguous, conductive nanowires by bonding Polypyrrole and Cadmium Sulphide to the negatively charged backbone of DNA molecules; the use of DNA is based on its one dimensional shape, conformational flexibility and its ability to create ionic bonds. Atomic Force Microscopy (ATM) is used to analyse the physical characteristics of nanowires and allows comparison with bare DNA.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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