IBM DNA "Transistor"

IBM DNA "Transistor"

YouTube – IBM DNA Transistor.

It isn’t really a transistor, it’s a gadget for sequencing DNA through a nanopore. But it’s getting close to the way one expects nanotech to read a molecule, as it it were a magnetic tape or the like.

Now if they could only come up with a way to write it…

By | 2017-06-01T14:05:21+00:00 October 7th, 2009|Bionanotechnology, Nanodot|5 Comments

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  1. Chris Peterson October 7, 2009 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Since it isn’t really a transistor, why are they using that term? Seems misleading…

  2. E S October 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Harvard Nanopore Group has been working on this for ages. They use carbon nanotubes as the sensing element across the nanopore instead of metal electrodes.

  3. Ed September 4, 2011 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Has anyone heard of how this is going?

  4. Karen September 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Ed: from what I can make out, there doesn’t seem to be much development of this since 2009.

  5. Steven M Dwineyon December 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Chris,
    I agree with you, it seems very misleading since it is not a transistor.

    ES, Do you know exactly how long Harvard Nanopore Group has been working on this for?

    Steven

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