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Researchers create self-healing batteries inspired by artificial robot skin

18
Nov
2013

In the race to create a better battery, scientists have gazed longingly at silicon, prized for its ability to hold copious energy during charging. The material has a significant drawback, however: it likes to expand during said charging, causing it to eventually crack and become useless. However, scientists at Stanfords SLAC laboratory have developed silicon electrodes that repair themselves, inspired by — of all things — the latest research into robotic skin.

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