Scientists Develop Bendable Battery

Posted: Aug 14 2007, 2:39pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:20am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 
Scientists Develop Bendable Battery
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Don't Miss: This How to find Fingerlings in Stock

Researchers have developed a battery that is flexible like paper allowing it to be bent, twisted and trimmed with scissors to fit any shape needed. The battery is only a prototype at this point and was developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

"We would like to scale this up to the point where you can imagine printing batteries like a newspaper. That would be the ultimate," Robert Linhardt a professor at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at RPI said in a telephone interview.

Unlike traditional batteries with several pieces inside this battery is one piece and uses paper infused with an electrolyte and carbon nanotubes embedded in the paper. The research developed from two separate projects. The battery looks like paper with one white side and one black side. The draw back is that carbon nanotubes are very expensive.

Via Yahoo News

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Tech and Car expert Shane McGlaun (Google) reports about what's new in these two sectors. His extensive experience in testing cars, computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus