Lithium-Iodine Battery

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Pacemakers, cell phones, and digital cameras all rely on technology CIA developed.

The Central Intelligence Agency often develops technology and conducts research that not only advances its mission but, when declassified, can have significant impact on the world. In the 1970s, the CIA shared research it had done on lithium-iodine batteries with the medical community. This same technology is used in heart pacemakers today.

Artifact Specs

4.5 cm x 2.6 cm x 2 cm (large)

2.6 cm x 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm (small)

(L x W x H)


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