June 23, 2005
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a tiny biological structure that is highly electrically conductive.
The conductive structures, known as “microbial nanowires,” are produced by a novel microorganism known as Geobacter. The nanowires are only 3-5 nanometers in width, but durable and more than a thousand times long as they are wide.
The finding could provide new approaches to using microbes to assist in the… read more