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MIT create viruses to build batteries
Written by Gizmo   
Monday, 06 April 2009 13:58

From VNUNet:

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have genetically engineered viruses to build lithium batteries.

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The team has designed viruses that form cathodes by coating themselves with iron phosphate, and has bonded with carbon nanotubes to create a network of highly conductive material.

Three years ago MIT managed to perform a similar trick to make viruses form anodes by attracting cobalt oxide and gold and self-assembling to form a nanowire.

The process is also relatively green, as it is conducted at room temperature and involves no organic solvents.

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