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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We have already heard of solar battery, super capacitor and lithium-ion laptop battery. However, I haven’t heard or imagined that virus can be applied into the internal structure of batteries. And the truth is that someone has successfully completed such a concept in reality.
According to the researchers from MIT, they said that they have discovered a sort of live virus and it will be applied into the anode of dye sensitized solar cells. In the process, carbon nanotubes of high conductivity are necessary to be installed in to the cells. The effect is that the battery efficiency can be improved by at least one third.
Dye sensitized solar battery is a kind of photoelectric chemical system, produced by semiconductor components materials between photosensitive positive electrode and electrolyte. The titanium dioxide covered by dye is able to absorb sunlight and release the electronics to anode.
After that, those electronics will be got together to drive the loads and return back from cathode to electrolyte. The whole process will continue by cycling. The researchers of MIT has also reported that as long as the carbon nano tube and anode can be connected by virus, the power energy conversion can reach more than 10.6 percent instead of below 8 percent any more.
The professor Angela Belcher has proved that the M13 virus can spur the development of film battery by stimulating hydrogen economy. This achievement by virus to extract nanotube inside the solar cells has the ability to avoid short circuit. Each virus can absorb 10 nanotubes in the area of about 300 peptide molecules.
If such a new technology has also been completed successfully out of the laboratory, the solar battery will be input into the market in this year. And it is predicted that the market share can be more than 259 billion dollars up to 2016.
It is evidently that such a solar laptop battery by virus is not only a great breakthrough to battery industry, but will be related to other consumer electronics, hybrid electric vehicles and environmental protection areas as well. Such a new technology has brought us more about battery efficiency and a fresh perspective whether it will be realized or not.
by: USB Phone World