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Author Darling, Michael, author.
Title DNA defined etching of HOPG / by Michael Darling.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  QC30 .Z95 2012 D37eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 15 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 14-15).
Summary This presentation discusses a novel process that uses DNA to etch the top layers of graphene or highly ordered pyrolytic graphite. The process starts by allowing DNA to attach to the surface of the HOPG, and then by adjusting the humidity to create a thin water film on the DNA. The charged DNA in the water film creates a potential between itself and the surrounding material. By breaking the symmetry of this potential with an external voltage, the carbon located under the DNA is etched. After this reaction the DNA is removed by submerging the sample in a warm deionized water bath. This process, in combination with DNA origami, provides the possibility of manufacturing all graphene based nano-circuits.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 29, 2012).
Subject Nanomanufacturing.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Physics and Astronomy.
OCLC number 849910744