Fullerenes are a family of carbon allotropes, molecules composed entirely of carbon, which form hollow spheres, ellipsoids, tubes, or planes. Their unique physical properties make them excellent candidates for applications ranging from gas sensors to targeted drug design and delivery.
We focus on the interaction of fullerenes with fluids as we are interested in the design of nanosensors and actuators. Of particular interest is the interaction of fullerenes with water and biomolecules for bio-nanotechnology applications.
Electrophoretic RNA transport through transmembrane carbon nanotubes
- Zimmerli U., Koumoutsakos P., Simulations of Electrophoretic RNA Transport through Transmembrane Carbon Nanotubes, Biophysical J. , 94, 2008 (Abstract) (pdf)
- E. M. Kotsalis, E. Demosthenous, J. H. Walther, S. C. Kassinos, and P. Koumoutsakos. Wetting of doped carbon nanotubes by water droplets. Chemical Physics Letters, 412(4-6):250-254, 2005 (Abstract) (pdf)