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Small in Size, Big on Power: New Microbatteries Are the Most Powerful Yet

April 16, 2013

illustration of a high power battery technology The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by them to jump-start a dead car battery--and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye. Developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, the new microbatteries out-power even the best supercapacitors and could drive new applications in radio communications and compact electronics. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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