by ReutersA computer chip that can store as many as 4.5 billion different combinations of electrical energy is about to become more efficient.
This is the result of a collaboration between IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Research & Engineering Office program.
The team of scientists has been working to design and build a new silicon chip that is the largest and fastest ever built.
The chip is built using an advanced process known as metamaterial fabrication, which allows the silicon to absorb and store energy from electromagnetic radiation and conduct it in a different manner.
This allows for higher efficiency and longer life.
The silicon has a mass of about 2.5 times the mass of the average human hair.
This means it has a volume of about 40 times that of the world’s oceans.
It is also one of the smallest silicon chips ever built, and was developed with a mass scale of about 10 nanometers.
The development has significant benefits for the environment, said NREL director of advanced materials Dr. Daniel Koehler.
This silicon is being used for the development of the next generation of battery and electric vehicle batteries.
The energy storage technology could be used to power future generation of small and medium sized batteries.
This development also shows the importance of using metamorphous materials to build devices that can be reused for the future.
The new chip has been tested in a series of different conditions, including an energy storage test, in the laboratory.
The chips are expected to be ready for commercial use by 2020.