Electric field-based organization of cytoskeletal nanowires using metallic glass wire electrodes

Kyongwan Kim, Koji S. Nakayama, Mitsuo Umetsu, Wonmuk Hwang, Winfried Teizer

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Abstract

We present electric field-based in-vitro control of intracellular protein nanowires, so-called microtubules, using a pair of metallic glass (Pd42.5Cu30Ni7.5P20) microwire electrodes. We can reversibly control the spatio-temporal localization, orientation, as well as guided translocation of microtubules suspended in a buffer solution. Using freestanding wire electrodes to localize microtubules allows for an assembly of nanowires in a 0 or 1-dimensional environment, with the potential of producing more complex geometries. This is of particular interest where bio-mimetic applications require control beyond planar devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages264-266
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509039142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 21
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2016 Aug 222016 Aug 25

Publication series

Name16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period16/8/2216/8/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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