Virus-Assembled Batteries

By Kevin Bullis

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Recipe for using viruses to make an electrode:

Dip a polymer electrolyte in a solution of genetically engineered viruses. 

These form a uniform coating on the electrolyte.

Dip the coated polymer into a solution of battery materials. 

The viruses coat themselves with the battery material, transforming into nanowires with a regular crystal structure good for high-energy batteries.