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Viruses show their good side

The tobacco mosaic virus can be combined with metallic nanoparticles to make novel electronic memory elements. Are virus-based memory sticks just around the corner?

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Figure 1: Schematic view of a memory device based on a tobacco mosaic virus (red) coated with platinum nanoparticles (spheres) between two metallic electrodes1.

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Knez, M., Gösele, U. Viruses show their good side. Nature Nanotech 1, 22–23 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2006.73

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