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Graphene opens up to DNA

It might be possible to sequence DNA by passing the molecule through a small hole in a sheet of graphene.

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Figure 1: Images of nanopores sculpted in graphene by the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope and used in the work of a, Golovchenko and colleagues6, b, Dekker and colleagues7 and c, Drndić and colleagues8.
Figure 2: Translocation of DNA through a graphene nanopore.


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Siwy, Z., Davenport, M. Graphene opens up to DNA. Nature Nanotech 5, 697–698 (2010).

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