Charge of the lighter brigade

March 2003
Engineer (00137758);3/21/2003, Vol. 291 Issue 7623, p13
Reports on the development of a silicon-graphite composite used in rechargeable lithium ion-battery. Benefits of the composite; Improvement in the microsystems' performance; Minimization of the fading of power capacity of the battery; Use of carbon nanohorns.


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