DNA nano wire

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Is there anyone to help me about a definition of "DNA nano wire"?!
 

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What research have you done yourself into this? Answering that will help others help you.

A nano-wire is a nanoscale wire, i.e. for conducting electricity which would be a great help for the creation of nanoscale electronics. A DNA nano-wire is simply a nano-wire made from DNA. There are several advantages that DNA nano-wires could have, mainly the manufacturing ease and low cost that using DNA could bring. There are various unsolved problems with this type of technology, this paper examines how useful a short section of DNA could be and highlights some challenges:

DNA charge transport over 34 nm
Slinker et al (2011)
http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v3/n3/abs/nchem.982.html
 
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