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Peptides as biological semiconductors

Nature volume 468, pages 516517 (25 November 2010) | Download Citation

A simple peptide that assembles into desirable nanoscale structures is a striking example of how the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. What's more, the assembly process is controllably reversible.

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  1. Charlotte A. E. Hauser is at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos, Singapore 138669.  chauser@ibn.a-star.edu.sg

    • Charlotte A. E. Hauser
  2. Shuguang Zhang is at the Center for Biomedical Engineering, and the Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.  shuguang@mit.edu

    • Shuguang Zhang

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