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Biofilm as a redox conductor: a systematic study of the moisture and temperature dependence of its electrical properties

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Some microbial biofilms are electrically conductive. However, the mechanism of electron transport remains unclear. Here, we show that μm-scale long-distance electron transport through electrode-grown Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms occurs via redox conduction, as determined by electrical measurements performed under varied hydration states and temperatures.

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Submitted
24 May 2016
Accepted
08 Jun 2016
First published
08 Jun 2016

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 17815-17821
Article type
Communication

Biofilm as a redox conductor: a systematic study of the moisture and temperature dependence of its electrical properties

H. Phan, M. D. Yates, N. D. Kirchhofer, G. C. Bazan, L. M. Tender and T. Nguyen, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 17815
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP03583C

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