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The Amazing Potential of Carbon Nanotubes

   This is Science Today. A team of physicists from the University of California, Berkeley and the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have built the world's smallest radio from a single carbon nanotube. Cenzan Ozkan, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Riverside also works with carbon nanotubes and says the potential in this field is enormous.

Ozkan:    First of all, it's a very exciting field, very interesting, as you conduct more and more work, you get more enthusiastic and you get more motivated. At the same time, there is just - especially within the last several years - a large number of people have entered this field and that has opened up many possibilities of collaboration.

Narrator:    Ozkan's lab is currently partnering with one of the cancer nanotechnology centers that is led by the University of California, San Diego.

Ozkan:    There is a lot of research that is going on in this field. That includes the employment of nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, engineered nanoplatforms that can serve as drug therapeutics.

    For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.