Golden approach to high-speed DNA reading

6 noviembre 2014

High-speed reading of the genetic code should get a boost with the creation of the world’s first graphene nanopores — pores measuring approximately 2 nanometers in diameter — that feature a «built-in» optical antenna. Researchers have invented a simple, one-step process for producing these nanopores in a graphene membrane using the photothermal properties of gold nanorods.