TITLE

Manipulation of a one dimensional molecular assembly of helical superstructures by dielectrophoresis

AUTHOR(S)
Kubo, Wakana; Fujikawa, Shigenori
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/19/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 16, p163110
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We demonstrate that it is possible to manipulate helical superstructures composed of self-assembled chiral lipids by dielectrophoresis while preserving the shape of the superstructures. Alignment and migration of the helical fibers were only observed for an applied ac field of 1 kHz–1 MHz. The structural and physical properties of the helical fibers were preserved even under ac electric fields. This is the first report on the manipulation of a helical molecular assembly wherein the original properties of the assembly remained unchanged even after manipulation.
ACCESSION #
44837241

 

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