October 6, 2008
Tiny power source modeled on
Make artificial versions of electric
eel cells and you have a power source for medical implants and other
small electronic devices.
An artificial cell designed using a mathematical model of
the nanoscale conductors in electric eels' electricity-producing cells
is more powerful and more efficient than the biological original.
The artificial cells could power medical implants and micromachines.
Artificial Cells to Harness the Biological Ion Concentration Gradient
Nature Nanotechnology, published online September 21, 2008
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