Ultrathin silver nanowires produced by amyloid biotemplating
2008 (English)In: Biotechnology progress (Print), ISSN 8756-7938, E-ISSN 1520-6033, Vol. 24, no 5, 1166-1170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
By using a self-assembled amyloid from lysozyme as biotemplate we produced an ultrathin silver wire of 1 nm diameter and up to 2 μm in length, which is at the limit attainable in nanobiotechnological manufacturing. We showed that 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol produces a dual effect: it reduces ionic silver to colloidal nanoparticles with a regular size, depending on the length of incubation, and induces fibrillar assembly into the amyloid scaffold, forming the hollow channel filled with silver.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 24, no 5, 1166-1170 p.
amyloid;biopolymers;biotemplating;nanowires;silver;2, 2, 2-trifluoroethanol
Medical Biotechnology (with a focus on Cell Biology (including Stem Cell Biology), Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Biopharmacy)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-2437DOI: 10.1002/btpr.49OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-2437DiVA: diva2:140430