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Tobacco Virus Could Boost Li Batteries

December 10th, 2010 12:15 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

siliconbits alerts us to the possible use of one of the world’s most destructive naturally occurring scourges, the tobacco mosaic virus, to boost the capacity of lithium ion batteries by 10 times. It seems the virus can be made to attach itself to the electrodes in a lithium cell perpendicularly, increasing the surface area of the electrode and greatly improving the battery’s capacity to store energy. PhysOrg has some more detail on virus-enhanced batteries. Four years ago we discussed the use of the tobacco mosaic virus to enable fast-switching transistors.

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