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Vietnamese-American discovers formula for lifelong batteries

by VTV415 May 2016 Last updated at 12:41 PM

VTV.vn - A Vietnamese-American doctoral student has discovered a way to make batteries that last a lifetime.

This new kind of battery was created by pHd student Mya Le Thai and her research group at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). 

Specifically, Mya discovered how to increase the tensile strength of nanowires. Nanowires have more advantages over their lithium-iron counterparts, but are extremely fragile and don't hold up well after repeated use and recharging.

The discovery could lead to vastly longer lifespans for batteries in computers, smartphones, appliances, cars, and spacecraft. Mya Le Thai was born in Da Nang to an engineer and a teacher. She began studying in the US from high school, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. She is now a 5th year Phd student.

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