Are DNA-based Electronics Next? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2008 05:20
NETANYA, ISRAEL –A host of international universities have teamed on a $3-million effort to develop DNA-based self-organizing molecular electronics.
 
With support from the EU, Tel-Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Regensburg University, Madrid University and the Lausanne School of Technology share a goal to create a prototype electronic component based on a single DNA molecule, and achieve DNA-based nanodevices based on the group’s previous realization of nanowires.
 
The project's cost is estimated at about $3 million and is scheduled to end in April 2009.
 
"We expect to realize a device-wire with a controlled non-linear response, either bi-stability or negative differential resistance, at the end of the project," the researchers said, according to published reports.
 
The DNA-based nanoelectronic devices would be about 1000 times smaller than existing electronics, the report said. 
 

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