Molecular motor-powered shuttles along multi-walled carbon nanotube tracks. Academic Article uri icon


  • As a complementary tool to nanofluidics, biomolecular-based transport is envisioned for nanotechnological devices. We report a new method for guiding microtubule shuttles on multi-walled carbon nanotube tracks, aligned by dielectrophoresis on a functionalized surface. In the absence of electric field and in fluid flow, alignment is maintained. The directed translocation of kinesin propelled microtubules has been investigated using fluorescence microscopy. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of microtubules gliding along carbon nanotubes.

published proceedings

  • Nano Lett

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Sikora, A., Ramn-Azcn, J., Kim, K., Reaves, K., Nakazawa, H., Umetsu, M., ... Teizer, W.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Sikora, Aurélien||Ramón-Azcón, Javier||Kim, Kyongwan||Reaves, Kelley||Nakazawa, Hikaru||Umetsu, Mitsuo||Kumagai, Izumi||Adschiri, Tadafumi||Shiku, Hitoshi||Matsue, Tomokazu||Hwang, Wonmuk||Teizer, Winfried

publication date

  • February 2014