Student accidently creates battery that can potentially last 400 years

7 years ago

What if a battery lasted forever? Could it power a car? Could it power your home? Could it power change?

At the University of California, Irvine, we’re counting on it. UCI chemistry student Mya Le Thai has developed a technology that could potentially help a battery hold unlimited charges. While experimenting in the lab, she made a remarkable discovery that will have a huge impact on future energy consumption.

By coating the gold nanowires in a thin gel, the filaments of the capacitor retain their properties under hundreds of thousands of charges. Call it a hunch. Call it a happy accident. We call it the Power of I. Credit to 'UC Irvine'.

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