Structural biology with carbon nanotube AFM probes

Adam T. Woolley, Chin Li Cheung, Jason H. Hafner, Charles M. Lieber

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Carbon nanotubes represent ideal probes for high-resolution structural and chemical imaging of biomolecules with atomic force microscopy. Recent advances in fabrication of carbon nanotube probes with sub-nanometer radii promise to yield unique insights into the structure, dynamics and function of biological macromolecules and complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R193-R204
JournalChemistry and Biology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Chemical imaging
  • Macromolecule
  • Structural biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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