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Yet another yet another new battery breakthrough

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Dirk Bruere at NeoPax, Dec 18, 2007.

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    " The new version, developed through research led by Yi Cui, assistant
    professor of materials science and engineering, produces 10 times the
    amount of electricity of existing lithium-ion, known as Li-ion,
    batteries. A laptop that now runs on battery for two hours could operate
    for 20 hours, a boon to ocean-hopping business travelers.
    "It's not a small improvement," Cui said. "It's a revolutionary
    The breakthrough is described in a paper, "High-performance lithium
    battery anodes using silicon nanowires," published online Dec. 16 in
    Nature Nanotechnology, written by Cui, his graduate chemistry student
    Candace Chan and five others.

    The greatly expanded storage capacity could make Li-ion batteries
    attractive to electric car manufacturers. Cui suggested that they could
    also be used in homes or offices to store electricity generated by
    rooftop solar panels.

    "Given the mature infrastructure behind silicon, this new technology can
    be pushed to real life quickly," Cui said. "
  2. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Hey Dirk,
    This thread snuck by me until now, I hope it turns out to be
    an important improvement. Thanks for the post.
    Mike, looking forward to an electric car charged with
    energy from a nuclear power plant.
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