Carbon nanotubes help speed up detection of water toxins

01/11/2010 | DNA (India)

Scientists have developed small paper strips that, when implanted with carbon nanotubes, are capable of detecting an algae-produced toxin in drinking water. The University of Michigan engineers say the biosensor detects microcystin-LR, produced by blue-green algae, at a rate that is 28 times faster than a complex existing method.

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