Metal cluster deposition on genetically engineered tobacco mosaic virus biotemplates

Sang Yup Lee, Elizabeth Royston, Jaewon Choi, David B. Janes, James N. Culver, Michael T. Harris

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The conductive nanotube synthesis through the metal nanoparticle deposition onto genetically engineered tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) was analyzed. The structure and surface property of wild type TMV were modified to obtain favorable properties for the metal nanoparticle deposition. Nanotubes were synthesized by the deposition of various metal nanoparticles onto these engineered virus particles and synthesized nanotubes were applied to the electrical devices as conductors, and their electrical conductivity was tested. It was found that extra cysteine residues provided strong binding site for the metal nanoparticles and resulted in well-defined metal particle coatings on the TMV templates.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Event2004 AIChE Annual Meeting - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2004 Nov 72004 Nov 12


Other2004 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Lee, S. Y., Royston, E., Choi, J., Janes, D. B., Culver, J. N., & Harris, M. T. (2004). Metal cluster deposition on genetically engineered tobacco mosaic virus biotemplates. 2583-2586. Paper presented at 2004 AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, United States.