Structural and Molecular Basis for High Conductivity in Bacterial Nanowires
Nature Microbiology (2023) Nature Chemical Biology (2020) Cell 177, 1-9 (2019). Animations: Interactive 3D complement
Mechanism of ultrafast electon transport in nanowires with metal-like temperature dependence
Science Advances paper on the mechanism of conductivity in OmcS nanowires. Press Release.
Nature Communications paper on ultrafast (<200 fs) electron transfer in OmcS nanowires. Press Release
Nature Chemical Biology paper on extremely high conductvity in nanowires. Press Release
Mechanism of Nanowire Assembly and Secretion
Nature (2021) Tweetorial; Full text access Animations: Interactive 3D complement Press: Yale News, EurekAlert! Yale Today and Live Science
Mechanism of electron transfer at rates and over micrometer distances unprecedented in proteins
New Method to Visualize Electron Transfer in Bacterial Protein Nanowires
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Bacteria use metalloproteins as humans use their lungs.
We have demonstrated that a high-performance supercapacitor can be synthesized using electron transport and storage properties of living microbial biofilms.
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