Thursday, March 24, 2016

Newly discovered organic nanowires leave humanmade technologies in their dust

A microbial protein fiber newly discovered transports charges at rates high enough to be applied in humanmade nanotechnologies. The discovery describes the high-speed protein fiber produced by uranium-reducing Geobacter bacteria. The fibers are hair-like protein filaments called 'pili' that have the unique property of transporting charges at speeds of 1 billion electrons per second.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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