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Element 1: Iron
Structure: Crystalline
Origin: Natural Occurance
PPMD: 10  nm
Added to NIL: 8/16/2005 9:21:00 AM
Contributor: Gelsomina   DeStasio  ,   University of Wisconsin 

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Research Abstract:
A team of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered deep in an abandoned iron mine a microbe that produces willowy crystalline structures only nanometers across and longer than most man-made nanostructures. 

Related Publications:
C. S. Chan, G. De Stasio et al., “Microbial Polysaccharides Template Assembly of Nanocrystal Fibres,” Science , 303 , 1656, (2004). 
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