Israeli university develops nano battery as thin as a strand of hair for military applications

TEL AVIV, Israel, 18 Nov. 2006. Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel have developed nano-battery technology suitable for military applications, according to a story Friday in World Tribune.com in Springfield, Va.

Nov 18th, 2006

TEL AVIV, Israel, 18 Nov. 2006. Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel have developed nano-battery technology suitable for military applications, according to a story Friday in World Tribune.com in Springfield, Va.

Professor Menachem Nathan, head of the nano-battery project at Tel Aviv University, said the new battery, is as thin as a strand of hair, and may be safer and faster to recharge than lithium-based batteries.

A team of university scientists developed the technology for fast charge/discharge batteries that eliminates fire hazards of lithium-based batteries and could mark an alternative source of power for mobile devices.

"The battery would be especially sought for military applications in equipment used under extreme heat conditions," an industry source told World Tribune.com.

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