Porous silicon, a roughed-up version of the material that paved the way for the computer industry, is now smoothing the way for new types of chemical and medical analyses, including micro-laboratories designed to fit on a computer chip. In the May 20 issue of the scientific journal Nature, Purdue University chemist Jillian Buriak with Jing Wei and Gary Siuzdak of the Scripps Research Institute describe how porous silicon can be combined with mass spectrometry, a method used to identify the chemical nature of a substance, to streamline and automate the analysis of biological molecules.
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