The prices of Lithium batteries are set to rise because of a production shortage which could result in a general electronics price hike.
Nissan Motors is in talks with Panasonic and others over its controlling stake in a car battery manufacturing venture, sources said.
MnO2-coated batteries can now last 400 years, 200,000 cycles
Doctoral research student Maya Le Thai was working in her laboratory with nanobatteries one day when she decided to try a new approach. She coated an entire gold nanowire with a manganese dioxide MnO2 shell and covered the assembly with a "plexiglass-like" electrolyte gel, but the resulting outcome was completely unexpected.