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September 7th, 2006

Motorola and ASU Advance Sensing Capabilities of Nanotubes

Abstract:
Motorola Labs, the applied research arm of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), and Arizona State University today announce a key advancement in the use of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) in Field Effect Transistors (FETs) to sense biological and chemical agents. Together, the research teams have developed a method to functionalize SWNTs with peptides to produce low-power SWNT-FETs that are highly sensitive and can selectively detect heavy metal ions down to the parts-per-trillion level.

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