Publications

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C. Plesa, D. Verschueren, S. Pud, J. van der Torre, J. W. Ruitenberg, M. J. Witteveen, M. P. Jonsson, A. Y. Grosberg, Y. Rabin, and C. Dekker, “Direct observation of DNA knots using a solid-state nanopore.” Nature Nanotechnology (2016) doi:10.1038/nnano.2016.153. [PDF] [Supporting Info]
     -Research highlight in Nature Reviews Materials: DNA: Working out the knots
     -Tech update in Nanotechweb.org: Detecting knots in nanopores

S Pud, D Verschueren, N Vukovic, C. Plesa, MP Jonsson, and C Dekker, “Self-aligned plasmonic nanopores by optically controlled dielectric breakdown” Nano Letters 15 (10), 7112-7117, 2015. [PDF] [Supporting Info]

M Muthukumar, C. Plesa, C Dekker, “Single-molecule sensing with nanopores” Physics Today 68 (8), 40-46, 2015. [PDF]

C. Plesa, N van Loo, and C Dekker, “DNA nanopore translocation in glutamate solutions” Nanoscale, 7, 13605-13609, 2015. Open Access

C. Plesa, J. W. Ruitenberg, M. J. Witteveen, and C. Dekker, “Detection of individual proteins bound along DNA using solid state nanopores.” Nano Letters 15 (5) pp 3153-3158, 2015. [PDF] [Supporting Info]

C. Plesa and C. Dekker, “Data analysis methods for solid-state nanopores.” Nanotechnology 26 (2015) 084003. [PDF]

C. Plesa, N. Loo, P. Ketterer, H. Dietz, and C. Dekker, “Velocity of DNA during translocation through a solid state nanopore.” Nano Letters 15 (1) pp 732-737, 2015. [PDF] [Supporting Info]

Calin Plesa, Adithya N. Ananth, Veikko Linko, Coen Gülcher, Allard J. Katan, Hendrik Dietz, and Cees Dekker, “Ionic Permeability and Mechanical Properties of DNA Origami Nanoplates on Solid-State Nanopores.” ACS Nano 8 (1), 35-43, 2013. [Europe PMC]

Calin Plesa, Ludo Cornelissen, Maarten W Tuijtel, and Cees Dekker, “Non-equilibrium folding of individual DNA molecules recaptured up to 1000 times in a solid state nanopore.” Nanotechnology 2013, 24 (47), 475101. [Europe PMC]

Calin Plesa, Stefan W. Kowalczyk, Ruben Zinsmeester, Alexander Y. Grosberg, Yitzhak Rabin, and Cees Dekker, “Fast Translocation of Proteins through Solid State Nanopores.” Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (2), pp 658–663. [Europe PMC]

Xander J.A. Janssen, Magnus P. Jonsson, Calin Plesa, Gautam V. Soni, Cees Dekker and Nynke H. Dekker, “Rapid manufacturing of low-noise membranes for nanopore sensors by trans-chip illumination lithography.” Nanotechnology 23 (2012) 475302. [PDF]

Erik P. Lundberg, Calin Plesa, L. Marcus Wilhelmsson, Per Lincoln, Tom Brown, and Bengt Nordén, “Nanofabrication Yields. Hybridization and Click-Fixation of Polycyclic DNA Nanoassemblies.” ACS Nano 2011 5 (9), 7565-7575. [PDF]

James M. Dykes, Calin Plesa, and Glenn H. Chapman, “Enhancing direct-write laser control techniques for bimetallic grayscale photomasks.” Proc. of SPIE, Vol 6883, 688312:1-12. 2008. [PDF]

James M. Dykes, Calin Plesa, Chinheng Choo, and Glenn H. Chapman, “Bimetallic thermal resists potential for double-exposure immersion lithography and grayscale photomasks.” Proc. of SPIE, Vol 6730, 673040:1-10. 2007. [PDF]

Theses

 

PhD Thesis: Solid-state nanopores for probing DNA and protein [PDF]

MSc Thesis: Assembly and Characterization of Two-Dimensional DNA Nanostructures Using Synthetic Three-Way Oligonucleotides [PDF]

BASc Thesis: Development of a polymer MEMS characterization system [PDF]