Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: July 23, 2008
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Nanoclusters of various sizes and chemical compositions are of great interest as catalysts because of the high surface areas that they present to encourage chemical reactions to occur. The emerging ability to control the sizes of these clusters to atomic precision affords new opportunities for designing novel catalysts…
In an elegant demonstration that microfabricated structures can be used to manipulate long molecules, scientists in Japan have used a combination of optical tweezers and microfabricated structures to pick up a single DNA molecule and move it around…
From the conference report Setting an Agenda for the Social Studies of Nanotechnology (PDF)…
The chemical reactions of photosynthesis require more energy than can be imparted by visible light to single electrons. Chinese scientists have developed a nanotech solution to harvest energy from multiple electrons—something alternative approaches to artificial photosynthesis have not yet managed to do…
Experiments in which quantum rods conjugated to the protein transferrin crossed a laboratory model of the blood-brain barrier point to a nanotech method for ferrying various diagnostic and therapeutic molecules across the blood brain barrier…
An international team of scientists has shown that semiconductor nanotubes can be attracted to and aligned on surfaces chemically modified with amino groups, while surfaces with phenyl groups attract metallic nanotubes…
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