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New battery lasts 10 times as long
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 03 January 2008 23:29

by Arden Pennell
Palo Alto Weekly Staff

Imagine rarely having to recharge the battery of your new, all-electric car. Saving gas is just one potential benefit of a new battery that lasts 10 times longer than standard models, creator and Stanford University researcher Yi Cui said.

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"It can be used in laptops. You can do international flights without charging up" or it can be used in iPods or cell phones, said Cui, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department.

Cui and colleagues announced the break-through battery last month, capping two years of research, he said.

The notion of a battery based on nanotechnology came about when Cui got to Stanford in 2005.

"I was very excited when this idea was demonstrated to work for the first time," Cui said.

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