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Electron Switch Between Molecules Points Way to New High-powered Organic Batteries
September 15, 2010
The development of new organic batteries--lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals--has a brighter future now that chemists have discovered a new way to pass electrons back and forth between two molecules.
University of Texas at Austin
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