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March 23rd, 2005

Nanowires track molecular activity

Abstract:
Researchers from Harvard University have found a way to use transistors made from silicon nanowires to gain information about how small molecules bind to proteins. The nanowires are 20 nanometers in diameter, and the electrical conductance of the devices changes measurably depending on whether target molecules bind to receptor molecules attached to the nanowires

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