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Paper battery offers future power

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Flexible paper batteries could meet the energy demands of the next generation of gadgets, says a team of researchers.
    They have produced a sample slightly larger than a postage stamp that can release about 2.3 volts, enough to illuminate a small light.

    But the ambition is to produce reams of paper that could one day power a car.

    Professor Robert Linhardt, of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, said the paper battery was a glimpse into the future of power storage.

    The team behind the versatile paper, which stores energy like a conventional battery, says it can also double as a capacitor capable of releasing sudden energy bursts for high-power applications.

    While a conventional battery contains a number of separate components, the paper battery integrates all of the battery components in a single structure, making it more energy efficient.

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  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    This would be brilliant for the enviroment, current batteries are quite damaging to the earth
  3. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    I agree and they would easily be recycled with out any problems.

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