Wrapping carbon nanotubes with DNA: A theoretical study

N. Ranjan, G. Seifert, M. Mertig, T. Heine

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Abstract

A series of recent experimental studies indicate a considerable interaction of DNA with carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Experiments performed at DuPont showed that CNT bundles can be effectively suspended by sonicating in a DNA solution. Motivated by these experiments, we have investigated the nature of these interactions theoretically. Our density functional (DFT) based calculations showed that there does not exists any covalent interaction between DNA and CNT, but there do exist long range van der Waal's interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURES
Subtitle of host publicationXIX International Winterschool/Euroconference on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials
Pages448-451
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 27
EventELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURES: XIX International Winterschool/Euroconference on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials - Kirchberg, Tirol, Austria
Duration: 2005 Mar 122005 Mar 19

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume786
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURES: XIX International Winterschool/Euroconference on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials
CountryAustria
CityKirchberg, Tirol
Period05/3/1205/3/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Ranjan, N., Seifert, G., Mertig, M., & Heine, T. (2005). Wrapping carbon nanotubes with DNA: A theoretical study. In ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURES: XIX International Winterschool/Euroconference on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials (pp. 448-451). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 786). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2103907