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April 1st, 2003

Yeast proteins build up nanowires

Abstract:
Scientists from the University of Chicago and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, US, have made conducting nanowires based on a yeast protein template. The protein self-assembled into insulating fibres, and coating these fibres with gold and silver nanoparticles produced conducting nanowires of around 100 nm in diameter. See also 'Nanowire' breakthrough hailed and Prions a building tool for nanoscale electrical circuits

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