Yvonne Carts-Powell

Generating Electricity From Viruses

In Batteries, technology on May 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

We’ve already seen viruses that self-organize into batteries (created by Angela Belcher of MIT), and many of us with kids have bought sneakers with inorganic piezo-electric transducers that change foot-falls into electricity to light up LEDs. Now a group at Berkeley is using viruses to build piezoelectric transducers, which could be much cheaper than the old-school PZTs.
Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity From Viruses « Berkeley Lab News Center.

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