Researchers at Rice University has created a super small battery that is about six time thinner than a bacterium, or about 60,000 times smaller than an AAA battery. This is an amazing breakthrough as it has opened the door to a brand new world. Though I’m not sure how long this type battery can last, but I believe the researchers have thought about it too. It has made the innovation of micro-size devices (perhaps some kind of spy robot/flies) possible and a lot more possibility to create very small device that could be properly powered with this smallest battery.
This World’s smallest battery is actually a cross between a battery and super capacitor technology. The researchers even goes further describing:
“The idea here is to fabricate nanowire energy storage devices with ultrathin separation between the electrodes,” said Arava Leela Mohana Reddy, a research scientist at Rice and co-author of the paper. “This affects the electrochemical behavior of the device. Our devices could be a very useful tool to probe nanoscale phenomenon.”
Imagine that you can have your own super stealth flies robot like in the G-Force movie. That would be cool (or dangerous) as everyone can be the secret agent in the neighborhood!
Well, if you need more information regarding this smallest battery you can find at Rice University‘s website.