Protein-based Electronic Circuits

by Larry Emmott on April 26, 2011

in Future Tech


The bioengineering breakthrough patented by researchers at the UA College of Engineering is used to build microscopic wiring circuits made of copper insulated by proteins.

Through a combination of biological processes and electroless copper deposition, the research team has created tiny wires based on proteins called microtubules, aka MTs.

The UofA referred to in the article is the University of Arizona. My son is currently a computer science student there and I went there last century¬†as an undergad where I first programmed a computer with…punch cards.

via UA engineers win patent for protein-based electronic circuits.

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