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Colloquium | Nanoscience and Technology Division

Nanotechnology: From Graphene to Molecular Nanomachines

NST Colloquium

Abstract: We will discuss several new routes to graphene, including laser-induced graphene, which is a graphene foam made on-substrate, in air under atmospheric conditions. The building of devices from the laser-induced graphene will be discussed along with the use of graphene in medicine. Also shown will be our work on molecular nanomachines that can bind to specific individual cell types through peptide addends and can be used to drill though cell membranes upon light activation. These can also drill through bacterial cell walls to kill highly antibiotic resistant super-bacteria.