Dec 16, 2015

Will this DNA molecular switch replace conventional transistors?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, nanotechnology

A model of one form of double-stranded DNA attached to two electrodes (credit: UC Davis)

What do you call a DNA molecule that changes between high and low electrical conductance (amount of current flow)?

Answer: a molecular switch (transistor) for nanoscale computing. That’s what a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Washington have documented in a paper published in Nature Communications Dec. 9.

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