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February 12th, 2004

Photosynthesis inspires molecular-assembly process

Nanotechnologists have recently succeeded in their attempts to build molecular systems based on highly efficient versions of the molecular "machine" that plants use to turn sunlight into energy. Such molecular-assembly machines could be used in many applications, including sensors and other electronic devices.One recent example is a chemical system devised at Sandia National Laboratory that creates a wide variety of complex nanostructures from platinum.


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