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Reversible positioning of single molecules inside zero-mode waveguides.

Authors: Larkin, Joseph and Foquet, Mathieu and Turner, Stephen W and Korlach, Jonas and Wanunu, Meni

We have developed a hybrid nanopore/zero-mode waveguide device for single-molecule fluorescence and DNA sequencing applications. The device is a freestanding solid-state membrane with sub-5 nm nanopores that reversibly delivers individual biomolecules to the base of 70 nm diameter waveguides for interrogation. Rapid and reversible molecular loading is achieved by controlling the voltage across the device. Using this device we demonstrate protein and DNA loading with efficiency that is orders of magnitude higher than diffusion-based molecular loading.

Journal: Nano letters
DOI: 10.1021/nl503134x
Year: 2014

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