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UMass Amherst Research Team Discovers New Conducting Properties of Bacteria-produced Wires
August 7, 2011
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.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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