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UCI researcher discovers important Li-Ion battery breakthrough
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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.