Patterned self-assembly of magnetic biomolecules on semiconductor substrates

Kien-Wen Sun*, Chia-Ching Chang

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The paper reports on the methods of preparing and patterning magnetic metallothionein (Mn,Cd-MT-2) molecules on semiconductor surfaces. The molecules are placed into nanopores prepared on silicon (0 0 1) substrates. We observe the self-assembled growth of those MT molecules on the patterned Si surface. Dense arrays of molecular rods are demonstrated on templates with small pores and pitch sizes. Then the structures of the self-assembled protein are studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and magnetic force microscopy (MFM). Our measurements indicate that molecular self-assembly has a magnetic dipole moment which interacts with the applied magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1214
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1 May 2007


  • A. Nanostructures
  • A. Semiconductors
  • C. Electron microscopy
  • D. Magnetic properties

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