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DNA/RNA sequencing using a semiconducting nanopore

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June 5, 2018
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The present disclosure provides novel apparatus including, though not necessarily limited to, biosensors utilizing semiconductor materials in electrolyte solutions and methods for using the same. The biosensors rely on a unique property wherein a charged body in the electrolyte solution produces a detectable change in the local conductivity of the semiconductor as the body approaches or travels near the semiconductor.
June 10, 2015
G01N 27/00 (20060101); G01N 25/18 (20060101); C12Q 1/68 (20180101); G01Q 60/24 (20100101); G01N 27/327 (20060101); G01N 33/487 (20060101);
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STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy and Sandia National Labs and CBET0844645 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.