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April 1st, 2004

DNA-guided nanotubes, Magnetic graphite, & Butterfly blues

Stories 2, 3, and 4. One key to using nanotubes as the next generation of electronic components is to organize them into patterns more precise than those now possible with conventional lithography. Some form of self-assembly presents an attractive possibility. In organisms, DNA and RNA organize molecules, so it seems logical to try to use DNA to organize nanotubes. A team at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology has done just that, creating single-nanotube transistors by guiding the nanotubes in a solution into place with DNA. (more on earlier articles)


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