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Highly sensitive interfaces of graphene electrical-electrochemical vertical devices for on drop atto-molar DNA detection

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Author(s):
Mattioli, Isabela A. [1] ; Hassan, Ayaz [1] ; Sanches, Natalia M. [1] ; Vieira, Nirton C. S. [2] ; Crespilho, Frank N. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Inst Chem, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Sci & Technol, BR-12231280 S ao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS; v. 175, MAR 1 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The development of novel high-sensitivity DNA-based biosensors is beneficial, as these devices have applications in the identification of genetic risk factors, medical diagnostics, and environmental monitoring. Herein, we report on the first robust device capable of detecting DNA on a microliter drop with a zepto-molar (10(-21)) concentration. To accomplish this, we engineered an electrical-electrochemical vertical device (EEVD) that comprises a novel drain and source terminal in a short-circuited configuration, paired with an ideal nonpolarizable reference electrode. Vertical electron transfer occurs perpendicularly to the graphene plane, while the electronic current flows through the graphene van der Waals (vdW) heterojunctions. Ferrocene adsorbed on graphene was strategically chosen as the vdW heterojunction redox component. Charge carrier insertion into the graphene makes the EEVD 10 times more sensitive than traditional graphene field-effect transistors. Interfacial potential changes were measured for single-stranded DNA detection with an unprecedented zepto-molar limit of detection. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/12053-8 - High performance electrodes applied in organic batteries and in biofuel cell
Grantee:Frank Nelson Crespilho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/07508-3 - Exploring the electrical and optical properties of graphene derivatives for the detection of cyanotoxins
Grantee:Nirton Cristi Silva Vieira
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/20493-2 - Study of metalloenzymes through electrochemistry coupled to vibrational spectroscopy
Grantee:Lucyano Jefferson Alves de Macêdo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/22214-6 - Towards a convergence of technologies: from sensing and biosensing to information visualization and machine learning for data analysis in clinical diagnosis
Grantee:Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/11071-0 - Development and application of disposable screen-printed composite electrodes based on metallic nanoparticles and graphite-polyurethane
Grantee:Isabela Alteia Mattioli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 19/15333-1 - Bio-photo-electrochemical hybrid cells for solar energy conversion
Grantee:Frank Nelson Crespilho
Support type: Regular Research Grants