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Virus Built Electronics
 

MIT researchers are using viruses to bind to and organize inorganic materials, such as those used in battery electrodes, transistors, and solar cells. The programmed viruses coat themselves with the materials and then, by aligning with other viruses, assemble into crystalline structures useful for making high-­performance devices. One possible result: threadlike batteries and other electronic devices that can be woven directly into clothing.

For more information on virus-built electronics read MIT's news coverage of their own research.

 
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