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UMass Amherst Research Team Discovers New Conducting Properties of Bacteria-produced Wires


August 7, 2011

a transmission electron micrograph of Geobacter The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens that allows electron transfer across long distances could revolutionize nanotechnology and bioelectronics, says a team of physicists and microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Their findings, reported in the Aug. 7 advance online issue of Nature Nanotechnology may one day lead to cheaper, less toxic nanomaterials for biosensors. Full Story

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