Fabricatable nanopore sensors with an atomic thickness

Binquan Luan, Jingwei Bai, Gustavo Stolovitzky

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When analyzing biological molecules (such as DNA and proteins) transported through a nanopore sensor, the pore length limits both the sensitivity and the spatial resolution. Atomically thin as a graphene nanopore is, it is difficult to make graphene pores and the scalable-fabrication of those pores has not yet been possible. We theoretically studied a type of atomically thin nanopores that are formed by intersection of two perpendicular nano-slits. Based on theoretical analyses, we demonstrate that slit nanopores behave similarly to graphene pores and can be manufactured at a wafer scale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number183501
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - 28 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


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