Scientists 3D Print a Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

June 20, 2013 by  
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As technology advances, gadgets and gizmos are becoming smaller and smaller. From medical devices to bee-sized robots , developments in engineering have made for incredibly tiny electronics. To accommodate these diminutive devices, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully 3D printed lithium-ion batteries the size of a grain of sand. They were able to use a printer to fabricate interlocking electrodes each about the width of a human hair. Their results have been published in the June 18 edition of Advanced Materials. Read the rest of Scientists 3D Print a Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d print , advanced materials , anode , cathode , electrode , harvard university , ink , jennifer lewis , lithium ion battery , microbattery , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        

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Scientists 3D Print a Lithium-Ion Battery the Size of a Grain of Sand

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