Department of Physics and Astronomy

A new type of nano-sensor detects DNA building blocks

Researchers from Uppsala University and Brazil have developed a new type of nano-sensor that can detect single molecules. The nano-sensor, comprising a combination of two different materials, has been used to identify the different building blocks in DNA.

Read more about the nano-sensor that has been used to identify the different building blocks in DNA

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