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May 21st, 2003

Nanoparticle sensor 'blushes' in presence of lead

Abstract:
Scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, have made a DNAzyme-gold nanoparticle sensor that changes colour when lead ions are present. The technique could be used to detect lead in paint and other environmental contaminants.

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