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These papers discuss batteries and microbatteries for both technical and non-technical readers

The Past, Present and Future of Batteries and Microbatteries (pdf)
By Mark A. Daugherty, Ph.D. and David A. Walker
A white paper issued by Enable IPC Corporation in 2007. This is meant as an introduction to batteries.

Fabrication and electrochemical characterization of a vertical array of MnO2 nanowires grown on silicon substrates as a cathode material for lithium rechargeable batteries (Link to an online abstract)
Journal of Power Sources
By Jae-Hun Kim, Tarak Ayalasomayajula, Venkata Gona and Daniel Choi
August 15, 2008, Vol 183, Issue 1, pp 366-369.
An abstract of a technical article written by personnel at the University of Idaho. Our microbattery concept uses nanowires -- tiny poles that stand on end -- which serve to increase surface area and allows for additional power.

Electrochemical Characteristics of a vertical array of MnO2 Nanowires Grown on Silicon Substrates for Lithium Ion Rechargeable Microbatteries (pdf)
From a poster session at the Nanotech 2008 Conference. Reprinted by permission.
By Jae-Hun Kim, Tarak Ayalasomayajula, and Daniel Choi
A technical paper written by EIPC's team at the University of Idaho. This describes some technical characteristics of the nanowires grown by our process.

Growth and Engineering of High Aspect-Ratio AAO Templates Integrated on Silicon Substrates (pdf)
From a poster session at the Nanotech 2007 Conference, Santa Clara, CA. Reprinted by permission.
By S. Choi, M. Daugherty and D. Walker.
A technical paper from EIPC personnel on a key part of the nanowire manufacturing technology.

Using Nanowires to Make Batteries (pdf)
An introduction to the use of nanowires in battery cathodes.


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