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Nanopower: Avoiding Electrolyte Failure in Nanoscale Lithum Batteries, National Institute of Standards and Technology Study


3/22/2012 7:41:37 AM

It turns out you can be too thin -- especially if you're a nanoscale battery. Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, College Park, and Sandia National Laboratories built a series of nanowire batteries to demonstrate that the thickness of the electrolyte layer can dramatically affect the performance of the battery, effectively setting a lower limit to the size of the tiny power sources. The results are important because battery size and performance are key to the development of autonomous MEMS -- microelectromechanical machines -- which have potentially revolutionary applications in a wide range of fields.

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