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Vesicle-Based Rechargeable Batteries


  • This work is supported by ONR through the NRL 6.1 base fund.


Vesicle-based rechargeable batteries can be fabricated by mounting polymerized vesicles filled with ferrocyanide or ferricyanide to a conductive surface (see Figure). The potential can be adjusted by changing the concentration ratio of hydroquinone and benzoquinone bound to the vesicle membranes. These batteries show promise as a means of supplying portable power for future autonomous nanosystems.

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