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September 30th, 2004

'Nanocarpet' sweeps up bacteria

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, US, have created biocidal nanotubes that also self-assembled into a "nanocarpet" structure. As well as killing bacteria, the tubes changed colour in their presence.

"The work is an outgrowth of our interest in developing materials that both sense and decontaminate chemical or biological weapons," said Alan Russell of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "In these nanotube structures we have created a material that has the ability to sense its environment."

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