Gallery: Scientists 3D Print a Tiny Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a G...


As technology advances, gadgets and gizmos are becoming smaller and smaller. From medical devices to bee-sized robots, developments in engineering have made for incredibly tiny electronics. To accommodate these diminutive devices, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully 3D printed lithium-ion batteries the size of a grain of sand. They were able to use a printer to fabricate interlocking electrodes each about the width of a human hair. Their results have been published in the June 18 edition of Advanced Materials.

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1 Comment

  1. greenliving4live June 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Practical applications we can implement these new 3D printers are only limited by our imagination.
    Thanks for sharing.

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