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August 29, 2013
Harvard engineers published a paper in this week's Science, describing the first demonstration of electrical charges carried by ions, rather than electrons. This technological finding could potentially be applied to fast-moving, high-voltage devices such that ionic conductors replace certain electronic systems.
Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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