UCI Student Battery

University of California Irvine PhD student Mya Le Thai and her research team have invented a rechargeable nanobattery battery that could be good for 400-years of power while researching the properties of nanowires made of gold and embedded in a special electrolyte gel. These nanowires are particularly good conductors because they have a lot of surface area to hold their electrons. Continue reading for a more in-depth video and information.

“The researchers are still unsure as to why the combination of the gel and the gold wires make a super battery. But because gold is a very expensive material, the scientists want to try out a few alternatives before they start producing a marketable product,” reports Business Insider.