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Stanford Researchers Reinvent Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Dec 19, 2007, 2:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Dec 19, 2007, 2:54 PM

Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to improve the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of 10. The nanowires measure one-thousandth the thickness of a sheet of paper. As the nanowires are saturated with lithium, they expand to 4 times their original size and produce 10 times the electricity of today's batteries. The technology could power laptops for 20 hours, and drastically improve battery life in smaller devices such as mobile phones.

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Now this will be revolutionary Greatgat Dec 19, 2007, 3:04 PM
these new Li-ion batteries plus carbon nanotube capacitors FoneLink Dec 20, 2007, 8:47 AM
Tesla Motors Azeron Dec 20, 2007, 9:50 AM
Anyone remember the EV1? Ask The Shack Dec 20, 2007, 9:09 AM
so if we put one BigShowJB Dec 20, 2007, 10:29 AM
this is good, but............. The Infamous Dec 19, 2007, 6:52 PM
 
 
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