Welcome to Nanoworld!

Abitha and Sarah

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
You, Daveed McKellop, are a lithium ion living in Nanoworld, a lithium ion nanowire battery. You reside in Silicon Anode, one of two bustling cities situated in Nanoworld, the other being Nickel Cathode. Like all your fellow lithium ions, you have a simple job: to walk from Nickel Cathode to Silicon Anode, check in at a border security booth at Silicon Cathode to discharge, and walk back to Nickel Anode to recharge. One day, however, when you stray from your regular path at work, you encounter someone special. With the help of your new friend, you begin to find answers to your two pressing questions: “what are nanowires, and what do they have to do with me?”
You awake from your deep slumber at 6:15am, yawning and getting out of bed. You stride wistfully towards the window and glance outside at Silicon Anode, your home. What a beautiful city! The tiny diameter, prolonged length, and high ratio of surface area compared to volume are all attributes of Silicon Anode that make it stand out from its counterpart anode cities. Thinking back, you remember your elementary school days when you learned about this nanowire world that you lived in. Apparently, the slenderness of Nanoworld caused all the electrons to be subjected to quantum confinement effects…
Whoa! You snap out of your reminiscing to focus on the task at hand which is to get to work. First things first, you need breakfast, but you don’t feel particularly hungry. What do you do?
skip breakfast
munch on some delicious pancakes