Search Results for nanotechnology batteries (135)

  1. Nanotechnology's Promise of Virus-Enabled Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Last week my rueful exposition on the state of applying nanotechnology to mobile phones received support and encouragement from Kristen Kulinowski, who was recently highlighted over at Andrew Maynardâ''s 20/20 blog. In addition to the encouragement, I was asked about my supposition on the possibility of virus-enabled lithium-ion batteries being commercially available by the end of this year. These batteries build on Angela Belcherâ''s research at MIT of getting organic materials, like a man-made virus, to attract inorganic materials like gold, or in the case of this battery technology the viruses coat themselves with iron phosphate. But as far as …

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  2. Mobile Phones Need Nanotechnology for...I Choose Better Batteries

    Ughâ'¿I just read an interview with the Executive Vice President of the new markets group at Nokia and was distressed to discover that there doesnâ''t seem to be a clear understanding of what good nanotechnology is for mobile phones. Last year Nokia and Cambridge University were crowing about a cartoon they made about what could be done when you combine plastic electronics with mobile phone technologies: A Dick-Tracy-like watch/cell phone. Okay, it was good marketing for both Cambridge and Nokia, but I would be hard pressed to believe that any of the researchers at either outfit earnestly believed they were …

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  3. Future of Nanoelectronics: 20-Hour Battery Life for your Laptop

    When people think of nanotechnology in electronics they like to imagine molecular electronics, but it may be the mundane that pushes nanotechnology further into the electronics industry. Imagine a laptop battery that could last 20 hours rather than 2. That is what you call a unique selling point, and surely something that has long been sought by computer manufacturers. Some of you might remember NEC letting it be known (back in 2001, then in 2003, and again in 2004--the picture above gives you an indication of how long ago this was) that they had a …

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