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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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The article was received on 31 Mar 2015, accepted on 11 May 2015 and first published on 12 May 2015

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC00896D
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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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