Microbiologists Make Big Leap in Developing ‘Green’ Electronics

UMass Amherst research finds microbe from the Potomac yields better electronic material


Source: UMass Amherst
Yang Tan,Ramesh Y. Adhikari, Nikhil S. Malvankar, Joy E. Ward,
Trevor L. Woodard, Kelly P. Nevin, Derek R. Lovley
Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USAa
Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

“Expressing the Geobacter metallireducens
PilA in Geobacter sulfurreducens Yields
Pili with Exceptional Conductivity”

“Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers’ goal of developing sustainable “green” conducting materials for the electronics industry. The study by Derek Lovley and colleagues appears this week in mBio, the American Society of Microbiology’s premier journal. ”

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