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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

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Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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August 23, 2016

VIP: Metal–Polymer Hybrid Architectures as Novel Anode Platform for Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

Metal–Polymer Hybrid Architectures as Novel Anode Platform for Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

Habitat for electro-bacteria: The feasibility of using polymer–metal hybrid structures as anode materials for bioelectrochemical systems, such as microbial fuel cells, is demonstrated. The potential of such hybrid materials lies in virtually unlimited possibilities of designing structured, porous high-performance electrodes with low gravimetric density, low amount of necessary metals like copper, and high specific conductivity.

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