Researchers use "living materials" for chips

03/23/2014 | GigaOm

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used E. coli bacteria and other "living materials" to create a conductive biofilm that could have applications in semiconductors, Signe Brewster writes. The fibers in the biofilm of the bacteria are combined with gold nanoparticles or quantum dots to provide conductive properties, the researchers report.

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