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November 8th, 2007

Hot-Wiring Hydrogenase With A Carbon Nanotube

When it comes to tapping into the power of hydrogen, nothing beats hydrogenase. But harnessing hydrogenase's catalytic powers requires establishing an electrical connection that doesn't compromise the enzyme's activity.

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in Golden, Colo., have now managed to do just that by using single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) as wires (Nano Lett., DOI: 10.1021/nl072319o).


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