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Silly Putty Material Inspires Better Batteries

Engineers use silicon dioxide to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer between charges compared to current standard
Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard.

The team created silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanotube

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