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April 2nd, 2010

Nanotechnology could improve batteries, find oil

Abstract:
A University of Tulsa researcher says he's working on a new battery that could make the tiny power packs inside wristwatches seem gigantic.

"About 240 of them could fit in the diameter of a human hair," Dale Teeters told an audience Thursday at the Reed Center in Midwest City.

Teeters was a speaker at NanoFocus 2010, a nanotechnology conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative, a project of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. The annual conference showcases the latest developments and applications of microscopic science in technology and manufacturing.

This year's focus on nano-applications for energy included talks on solar energy research, petroleum detection, storage, batteries and heat management, along with nonenergy nanotech applications, such as carbon nanotubes, medicine and nano analysis.

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