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If You Build It, They Will Come

Hybrid Nano-Bio Structures Provide Best of Both Worlds

By Anette Breindl

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
By using computational methods to design proteins that can attach to carbon nanotubes, researchers have been able to encase nanotubes in proteins which were capable of binding gold nanoparticles at regular intervals, creating a nanostructure with multiple layers and what they termed "a richly textured molecular surface."

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