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Novel chip-based platform could simplify measurements of single molecules

August 13, 2014

the nanopore-gated optofluidic chip Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed a new approach for studying single molecules and nanoparticles by combining electrical and optical measurements on an integrated chip-based platform. In a paper published July 9 in Nano Letters, the researchers reported using the device to distinguish viruses from similarly sized nanoparticles with 100 percent fidelity. Full Story

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