Gallery: Silicon Nanopores Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity ...

 

A team of researchers from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have found that silicon nanopores (micron-sized pores on top of silicon wafers) can increase lithium-ion battery capacity by 10 times. Since silicon has the highest theoretical capacity for storing lithium of any material, the discovery could lead to super-long lasting batteries.

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    […] Focus Electric has already made headlines for utilising a 23 kwh lithium-ion battery as well as a liquid heating and cooling system to maximize battery life and driving […]

  2. markpol October 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

    That\’s great, I \’ll be waiting for the day when we can store energy indefinitly.. who knows

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