Need for Battery Power Runs Into Basic Hurdles of Science
The New York Times, August 16, 2006
By Damon Darlin and Barnaby Feder
Nanotechnology, the fast-developing field that involves manipulating materials at scales measured in billionths of a meter, is likely to play a significant role in the future of consumer batteries. One essential for further development of current battery designs is the ability to cram more energy into today’s packaging. Nanoscale processes could be used to make the surfaces of electrodes more porous, creating a larger surface area for chemical reactions.
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