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Old 10-05-2006, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Platinum Coated Virus Makes Fast Memory?

Scientist have created a transistor by coating a 30-nanometre-long chunks of tobacco mosaic virus with platinum nanoparticles.

The team built a transistor by embedding the coated virus strips in a polymer matrix, sandwiched between two electrodes much like a standard transistor. Apply a voltage to the transistor, and the platinum nanoparticles – roughly 16 per virus – each donate an electron to proteins on the surface of the virus, moving the device to an ON state.

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not really coated but charged with platinum, i say, who the **** cares..........

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that's pretty sweet man. but idk if they should advertize it as a part coming w/ virus's haha. Most people probably wouldn't be willing to read into it and would just skip over it thinking it's gonna screw up their parts.
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so, umm, err yeah
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