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Adam Hall

Adam Hall’s interests lie at the intersection of nanotechnology and biophysics. His lab is developing novel fabricated structures at the nanometer scale and using them to detect, manipulate and probe single biological molecules. His current research involves: 1. Molecular detection and analysis using solid-state nanopores 2. Single molecule force spectroscopy 3. Detection of nucleic acid-binding entities 4. Nanoelectromechanical devices

There are 6 included publications by Adam Hall :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Controlling nanopore size, shape and stability 2010 487 Solid-state nanopores are considered a promising tool for the study of biological polymers such as DNA and RNA, due largely to their flexibility in size, potential in device integration and robustness. Here, we show that the precise shape of small na...
Electromechanical response of single-walled carbon nanotubes to torsional strain in a self-contained device 2007 520 Nanoscale electronics seeks to decrease the critical dimension of devices in order to improve performance while reducing power consumption. Single-walled carbon nanotubes fit well with this strategy because, in addition to their molecular size, they ...
Experimental Measurement of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Torsional Properties 2006 173 We report on the characterization of nanometer-scale torsional devices based on individual singlewalled carbon nanotubes as the spring elements. The axial shear moduli of the nanotubes are obtained through modeling of device reaction to various amoun...
Hybrid pore formation by directed insertion of a-haemolysin into solid-state nanopores 2010 286 Most experiments on nanopores have concentrated on the pore-forming protein a-haemolysin (aHL) and on artificial pores in solid-state membranes. While biological pores offer an atomically precise structure and the potential for genetic engineering, s...
Resonant Oscillators with Carbon-Nanotube Torsion Springs 2004 183 We report on the characterization of nanometer-scale resonators. Each device incorporates one multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) as a torsional spring. The devices are actuated electrostatically, and their deflections, both low frequency and on reso...
Simple and efficient method for carbon nanotube attachment to scanning probes and other substrates 2003 246 We present a fast, high yield, low cost method for the production of scanning probes with aligned carbon nanotubes protruding from the ends. The procedure is described and images of undercut films are used to demonstrate the improved probe quality ...