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MIT reported on Monday that researchers have a used genetically modified virus to produce structures that improve solar-cell efficiency by about one-third.
Scientists reported progress today in using a common virus to develop improved materials for high-performance, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that could be woven into clothing to power portable electronic devices.
A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth.
Experiments with a virus known as M13 produced a lithium-ion battery 10 times stronger than those in use today, say scientists in South Korea. M13, a common bacteriophage, was used to produce nano-structured electrodes that gave lithium batteries more punch, said scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute
For the first time, MIT researchers have shown they can genetically engineer viruses to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium-ion battery.
Scientists at MIT are using the construction abilities of tiny viruses to build ultra-small "nanowire" structures that can be used in very thin lithium-ion batteries.
- Having no light.
- Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.