A Natural Route to Nanowires and Energy Storage

Malvankar, N. S.; and Tuominen, Mark T. and Rotello, Vincent M. and Lovley, D. R.. Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing. (2012) A Natural Route to Nanowires and Energy Storage. Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing. (Unpublished)


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Organic electronics is a burgeoning area, with a growing range of applications. This new research – in which nanowires are grown naturally rather then synthesized chemically – may provide new methods for biologically-produced or biologically-inspired materials for sustainable nanomanufacturing. Pilin nanofilaments (pili) — known now as microbial nanowires — are a class of fibrous proteins found in the sediment bacteria Geobacter. Temperature studies find metallic characteristics. The conductivity can be modulated by doping or by using an applied voltage in an electrochemical transistor configuration, showing the potential for device applications, including supercapacitors for energy storage.

Item Type: Other
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Research Collection > Nanomanufacturing Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers > Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 18:16
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 18:16
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/1858

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