Metallic nanowires on a new protein template

S. Padalkar, J. Hulleman, P. Deb, K. Cunzeman, J. C. Rochet, E. A. Stach, L. Stanciu

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Exploiting the concepts learnt from nature to build new nanomaterials from the bottom-up is critical for the efficient design of complex nanodevices. We demonstrate for the first time that the capacity of the α-synuclein protein to assemble into nanofibers can be used for the synthesis of metallic nanowires. Silver and platinum nanowires with controlled diameters, ranging from 15 to 125nm, have been synthesized on an a-synuclein protein fiber scaffold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III
StatePublished - Nov 23 2007
EventBioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III - Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: May 2 2007May 4 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherBioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III
CityMaspalomas, Gran Canaria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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