Ferroelectric properties and phase transition in dipeptide nanotubes

A. Handelman, P. Beker, E. Mishina, S. Semin, N. Amdursky, G. Rosenman*

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Small aromatic dipeptides can self-assemble into supramolecular bioinspired peptide nanotubes. Nanoscale dimensions of their nanocrystalline building blocks and their space symmetry is the origin for exceptional physical properties of these nanotubular structures, such as quantum confinement and ferroelectric-related phenomena (piezoelectricity, second harmonic generation and spontaneous polarization). In this work we study basic intrinsic physical properties in diphenylalanine-based peptide nanostructures, and follow their variation during the phase transition process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Event12th European Meeting on Ferroelectricity, EMF12 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 26 Jun 20111 Jul 2011


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