Issue Date: December 18, 2017
Electric eel inspires soft power source
The knifefish Electrophorus electricus, better known as the electric eel, can generate electricity to stun its prey thanks to specialized organs that generate power via ion flux—no batteries required. The structure of these organs provided a jolt of inspiration to researchers led by Michael Mayer of the Adolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg, who wanted to create a soft power source. The electric eel’s organs contain thousands of . . .
To view the rest of this content, please log in with your ACS ID.
- Chemical & Engineering News
- ISSN 0009-2347
- Copyright © American Chemical Society