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Nano-storage wires

 Now, for the first time, nanotechnology researchers have utilized nanowires as a 'storage' device for biochemical species such as ATP. Led by Seunghun Hong, a professor of physics, biophysics and chemical biology at Seoul National University, the team developed a new nanowire structure – which they named 'nano-storage wire' – which can store and release biomolecules. Reporting their findings in the July 16, 2013 online edition of ACS Nano ("Nano-Storage Wires"), Hong's group demonstrated that their nano-storage wire structure can be deposited onto virtually any substrate to build nanostorage devices for the real-time controlled release of biochemical molecules upon the application of electrical stimuli. "Our nano-storage wires are multisegmented nanowires comprised of three segments and each segment plays a role in extending the applications of the nanowire," Hong explains to Nanowerk: "1) the conducting polymer segment stores biomolecules;

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