Seashells hold key to building a better battery

Posted: August 1, 2008 in 2006, Articles
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Building on studies of seashells by the seashore, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have harnessed genetically engineered viruses to build nanoscale components that could lead to a new generation of powerful batteries that are as small as grains of rice and that spontaneously assemble themselves in laboratory dishes.

Read More:  Seattle Times

Also: Virus-Enabled Synthesis and Assembly of Nanowires for Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes

Science published 6 April 2006, 10.1126/science.1122716
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1122716v1
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