Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nanotube-Producing Bacteria

Two engineers at the University of California, Riverside are part of a team that has found semiconducting nanotubes produced by living bacteria – a discovery that could help in the creation of a new generation of nanoelectronic devices.

Have a look at the full story at Semiconductor Online, or have a look at the original press release.

Genus Shewanella. The nanotube filaments produced by biological means could point toward semiconductor manufacturing processes with a smaller energy and environmental footprint. Image credit: Hor-Gil Hur, GIST

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