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Biomimetic self-templating supramolecular structures

By Damir Beciri
27 July 2012

biomimetic-self-templating-supramolecular-structures-1A team consisting out of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, has discovered a method to create artificial materials with desired properties by controlling the assembly of these complex structures. To achieve this effect, the researchers used bacteriophage as the building block which mimicked the ability of natural tissues… »


Bacteriophage which produce nanoscale electronics

By Damir Beciri
One Comment4 June 2009

sidebar-virus-battery-3-lg.jpgFor the first time, MIT researchers have shown they can genetically engineer viruses to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium-ion battery. Angela Belcher, the MIT materials scientist who led the research team said “The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance as state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries being… »