Friday, June 23, 2006

The US Army wants to share its patent on using DNA and organic polymers to conduct electricity

The most likely application is in bionanotechnology and molecular computing. It uses the structure of DNA nucleotide chains to create an intricate substrate on which a conductive polymer can be formed. This polymer allows electrical current to flow and the modulation of the current is done by way of changing the oxidation state. This opens up myriad possibilities in terms of complexity.

Here is the offer for patent licensing.

Here is a link to the actual patent.



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