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February 23rd, 2006

Stretching Novel Polymer Nanotubes from Nanoparticles

Abstract:
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created polymer nanotubes that are unusually long (about 1 centimeter) as well as stable enough to maintain their shape indefinitely. Described in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, the polymer nanotubes may have use as channels in microfluidics and nanofluidics devices, or as nanoscale needles for injecting molecules directly into tumor cells.

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