August 8, 2011
Bacteria Conduct Electrons With Nanowires
University of Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts
Univ. of Massachusetts
AMHERST, Mass. - The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens that allows electron transport across long distances could revolutionize nanotechnology and bioelectronics, says a team of physicists and microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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