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Caltech Scientists Develop DNA Origami Nanoscale Breadboards for Carbon Nanotube Circuits

November 9, 2009

DNA origami In work that someday may lead to the development of novel types of nanoscale electronic devices, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology has combined DNA's talent for self-assembly with the remarkable electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, thereby suggesting a solution to the long-standing problem of organizing carbon nanotubes into nanoscale electronic circuits. Full Story

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