Breaking barriers: graphene tweezers bring scientists a step closer to revolutionary diagnostic systems

In a joint research project undertaken by scientists from ECE, and Imperial College, London, graphene has once again proven to be a wonder material. In an article published in Nature Communications titled “Graphene-edge dielectrophoretic tweezers for trapping of biomolecules,” the research team present the path breaking development.

Scientists involved in the study are Prof. Steven Koester, Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh, Prof. Tony Low, graduate students Avijit Barik and Yao Zhang, postdoctoral researcher Roberto Grassi (all from ECE), and Prof. Joshua Edel and research associate Binoy Paulose Nadappuram from Imperial College.

To learn more about the impact their work check the College of Science and Engineering news release. Details of the study can be found in Nature Communications.

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