The authors study deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sensing characteristics of carbon nanotube network field-effect transistors (CNNFETs) by monitoring their electrical responses upon immobilization with a DNA probe, hybridization with DNA analytes, and intercalation with a N, N′ -bis(3-propylimidazole)-1,4, 5,8-naphthalene diimide modified with Os (2, 2′ -bipyridine)2 Cl+ pendants. The CNNFETs immobilized by single-stranded DNA molecules demonstrate the selective sensing of its complementary and single-base mismatched DNA (difference of ∼16% in reduction of normalized drain current Id). Subsequent intercalation demonstrates a further sensitivity enhancement (difference of ∼13% in Id reduction) due to specific binding between hybridized DNA and intercalators, corroborated by the x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)