MU researcher's goal: a sensor for a molecule

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | 8:39 p.m. CDT; updated 1:13 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 13, 2008

COLUMBIA - The long, thin fibers and tubes on the benches in Xudong Fan's lab might look like simple pieces of glass, but Fan and his group are trying to use them to detect a variety of substances - all the way down to a single molecule.