Nanosprings could hold biomolecules for micro-reactions used in the production of pharmaceuticals, for bio-sensors and for diagnostic medical devices. Look for biomedical applications of nanosprings within three years. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog
Silicon dioxide nanosprings resemble old-style curled-up phone cords.
Here is what EETimes says about nanosprings: Silicon nanosprings resembling old-fashioned phone cords can carry biological catalysts for medical electronics devices, according to researchers at Oregon State University (OSU). Nanotechnology has enabled a variety of tiny structures to be mass-produced for everything from smaller transistor channels to anti-counterfeiting mechanisms. Now the commercial production of nanosprings, fashioned from the semiconductor insulation material silicon dioxide and grown using the same chemical vapor deposition process used to manufacture semiconductors, could be poised to revolutionize biomedical devices.
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