Viruses “trained” to build tiny batteries

Viruses “trained” to build tiny batteries

The M13 batteries, they keep going and going… – “Researchers trying to make tiny machines have turned to the power of nature, engineering a virus to attract metals and then using it to build minute wires for microscopic batteries. The resulting nanowires can be used in minuscule lithium ion battery electrodes, which in turn would be used to power very small machines”Link & Link.


  • Virus-Based Toolkit for the Directed Synthesis of Magnetic and Semiconducting Nanowires – Link.
  • Nanoscale Electronics News – Link.

4 thoughts on “Viruses “trained” to build tiny batteries

  1. chadvavra says:

    who the hell comes up with a battery building virus?

    aliens. That’s who.

  2. says:

    We need more aliens then. Sign me up, I’ll meet you on Mars.

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