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11/14/2013 12:00 PM EST
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Roy07
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Li-Air Membrane
Roy07   11/19/2013 3:47:10 PM
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I believe IBM has developed a membrane that allows air in but keeps moisture out.

http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smart_grid/article/battery500.html

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Re: An impressive Li-air development
krisi   11/18/2013 2:47:17 PM
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Agree Terry, conceptually cool idea...but probably years from being used in practice if ever

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An impressive Li-air development
Terry.Bollinger   11/18/2013 12:15:43 PM
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The power densities possible with Li-air are impressive, to say the least, but the issue of dealing effectively with variable air humidity has been a continuing issue for them. In the past I've seen musings about how MEMS-based valves might help, but this idea of using viruses to provide nano-scale structuring of the active components is an intriguing new twist. I hope it works out as well as the MIT press release indicates.

(And alas, I can't resist: I even hope the idea goes viral...)

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