Steven R. Little Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering


440 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA


Self-Assembly of Modified Carbon Nanotubes into Biomimetic Synthetic Cells

Keywords: Carbon Nanotubes, Biomimetics, Self-Assembly

We are interested in the self assembly and general behavior of tiny structures that could be used to mimic cell membrane behavior.  For instance, we have developed a new technique to cut carbon nanotubes to lengths that are smaller than those reported to date.  These structures exhibit interesting physical properties and also self-assembly behavior.  Techniques used to characterize these assemblies include high resolution TEM and AFM.




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