With a new technique that uses light and light to produce three-dimensional bacteria
In an article published in the journal Nano letters , researchers have proven that this technologycan be effectively used to create structurally defined microbial communities. They demonstrated the applicability of such 3D-printed biofilms for uranium biosensitivity and rare earth bioprocessing and showed how geometry affects the characteristics of created materials.
Previous methods of biofilm production inlaboratories did not give scientists the ability to control microbial organization in the film, which limited the ability to fully understand the complex interactions observed in bacterial communities in the natural world. The ability to bioprint microbes in 3D will enable LLNL scientists to better observe how bacteria function in their natural habitat and explore technologies such as microbial electrosynthesis. During this process, bacteria feeding on electrons (electrotrophs) convert excess electricity during off-peak hours. hours for the production of biofuels and biochemical products.
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