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Scientists have built the world’s thinnest electric generator – and it’s only one atom wide

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Scientists have built the world’s thinnest electric generator – and it’s only one atom wide. “This material – just a single layer of atoms – could be made as a wearable device, perhaps integrated into clothing, to convert energy from your body movement to electricity and power wearable sensors or medical devices, or perhaps supply enough energy to charge your cell phone in your pocket,” said James Hone, professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia engineering and co-leader of the research