Characterizing surface-immobilized DNA structures and devices using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D)

Katherine E. Dunn*, Martin A. Trefzer, Steven Johnson, Andy M. Tyrrell

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A quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring can be used to study the mass and structure of surface-immobilized layers of molecules, in real time. Here we describe the use of the technique to study DNA structures and devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDNA Nanotechnology
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-4939-8581-4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • DNA molecular machines
  • DNA nanostructures
  • QCM-D
  • Surface-immobilization

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