Bioelectrochemical propulsion.


A carbon fiber having a terminal glucose oxidizing microanode and an O2 reducing microcathode is propelled at the water-O2 interface. The electron current in the fiber is accompanied by a flux of hydrated protons that is so fast at the solution-air interface, where the viscous drag is small, that the fiber's velocity is 1 cm s-1.

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@article{Mano2005BioelectrochemicalP, title={Bioelectrochemical propulsion.}, author={Nicolas Mano and A. Kevin Heller}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2005}, volume={127 33}, pages={11574-5} }