Temperature dependence of DNA translocations through solid-state nanopores
2015 (English)In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 26, 1-8 p., 234004Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to gain a better physical understanding of DNA translocations through solid-state nanopores, we study the temperature dependence of λ-DNA translocations through 10 nm diameter silicon nitride nanopores, both experimentally and theoretically. The measured ionic conductance G, the DNA-induced ionic-conductance blockades [Formula: see text] and the event frequency Γ all increase with increasing temperature while the DNA translocation time τ decreases. G and [Formula: see text] are accurately described when bulk and surface conductances of the nanopore are considered and access resistance is incorporated appropriately. Viscous drag on the untranslocated part of the DNA coil is found to dominate the temperature dependence of the translocation times and the event rate is well described by a balance between diffusion and electrophoretic motion. The good fit between modeled and measured properties of DNA translocations through solid-state nanopores in this first comprehensive temperature study, suggest that our model captures the relevant physics of the process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 26, 1-8 p., 234004
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121229DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/23/234004PubMedID: 25994084OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121229DiVA: diva2:852681