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Protein nanowires with conductive properties

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Herein we report on the investigation of self-assembled protein nanofibrils functionalized with metallic organic compounds. We have characterized the electronic behaviour of individual nanowires using conductive atomic force microscopy. In order to follow the self assembly process we have incorporated fluorescent molecules into the protein and used the energy transfer between the internalized dye and the metallic coating to probe the binding of the polyelectrolyte to the fibril.

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31 Mar 2015
11 May 2015
First published
12 May 2015

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 6499-6504
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Protein nanowires with conductive properties

A. Elfwing, F. G. Bäcklund, C. Musumeci, O. Inganäs and N. Solin, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 6499
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC00896D

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