Silica Nanospheres as Photonic Nanostructure Found in the ‘Disco’ Clam Ctennoides Ales

Silica Nanospheres in a disco’ or ‘electric’ clam Ctenoides ales

Silica Nanospheres in a Photonic Display Scientists from University of California at Berkeley have recently discovered that a strange naturally occurring bright display of the ‘disco’ or ‘electric’ clam Ctenoides ales is actually a photonic display created by a layer of silica nanospheres. The display functions solely by reflecting light. Their article was published in … Read more

Monodisperse Silica Nanospheres and Microspheres – Dry Powder

Silica nanoparticles and nanospheres are now available in distributions of less than 10% CV in the sizes of 0.25 micron, 0.5micron, 0.75 micron, 1.0 micron, 4 micron and 8 micron.

Electrostatic-based DNA Microarray Offers Medical Diagnostics Capabilities

The uses for microspheres continue to grow, a recent article published by UC-Berkley shows how DNA sequencing can be achieved through the use of statically charged microspheres. ? The key breakthrough is that they have been able to achieve a visible result through using the electrostatic repulsion of the microspheres. ? A copy of their announcement follows:

Groves,? and members of his research group Nathan Clack and Khalid Salaita, have published a paper on their technique in the journal Nature Biotechnology, which is now available online. The paper is entitled “Electrostatic readout of DNA microarrays with charged microspheres.

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