How a Scientific Discovery May Make Batteries Last Forever

by Carolyn Nicander Mohr
We all have daily annoyances in life, but how many of us try to fix the problem? Mya Le Thai, a California scientist studying for her PhD at University of California Irvine, recently discovered a process that may result in batteries never deteriorating. I recently spoke with her about the exciting discovery.Read the full article

Plexiglas makes nanowire batteries last longer

In the race to make more efficient batteries, scientists would like to pack together tiny nanowires that could be charged many times over. A team from University of California, Irvine, has coated these nanowires with plexiglas-like-gel, and found that they last much longer than other or uncoated nanowire batteries. Researcher Mya Le Thai explains.