Monday, August 8, 2016

Microbes pump electrons into magnetic particles for long range energy transport

New research has found that bacteria are able to pump electrons, or "energy" directly into solid, conductive magnetic minerals which can potentially be used for long range transport processes. The finding suggests that electron hopping within a solid magnetic mineral, called magnetite, can be triggered by microbial activity.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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