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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Temp-Controlled 'Nanopores' May Allow Detailed Blood Analysis

Caption: By tethering gold nanoparticles (large spheres in top image) to the nanopore (violet), the temperature around the nanopore can be changed quickly and precisely with laser light, allowing scientists to distinguish between similar molecules in the pore that behave differently under varied temperature conditions.

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