Low-frequency electrophoretic actuation of nanoscale optoentropic transduction mechanisms

Benjamin David Sullivan, Dietrich A. Dehlinger, Sanja Zlatanovic, Sadik A. Esener, Michael J. Heller

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Inherent bistabilities within DNA-assembled fluorescent resonant energy transfer systems demonstrated time-varying optical signals in response to an electrophoretic driving force. Frequency responses of electrophoretically driven FRET systems were shown to be sequence specific. Integration of these signals over time gave near single-molecule sensitivity within a high background of autofluorescence. This research suggests that externally driven nanoscale mechanical systems may help improve information flow within morphologically intact specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)950-955
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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