This Battery Has One Billion Components - But Is The Size Of A Postage Stamp

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:00 in Physics & Chemistry

How is this for the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage: A new tiny nanopore includes all the components of a battery though it is just is a tiny hole in a ceramic sheet that holds an electrolyte to carry the electrical charge between nanotube electrodes at either end - and 1,000,000,000 can fit in the size of a postage stamp.  The existing device is a test but the nano-sized battery performs well - and it can be fully charged in 12 minutes, thousands of times.   read more

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