Carbon nanotube supported single phospholipid bilayer

Jennifer Gagner, Hannah Johnson, Erik Watkins, Qingwen Li, Mauricio Terrones, Jaroslaw Majewski

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Single bilayer membranes of 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine (POPC) were formed on micron thin-films of hydrophilized carbon nanotubes (CNT) by fusion of small unilamellar vesicles. The structure of the membrane was investigated using neutron reflectivity (NR). The underlying thin film of CNT was formed by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) in the presence of Fe catalyst, followed by reaction with 5 M nitric acid to render the film hydrophilic. We demonstrate that this platform lends support to homogeneous and continuous bilayer membranes that have promising applications in the fields of biomaterials, biosensors, and biophysics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10909-10911
Number of pages3
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 19 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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