Thursday, March 22, 2007

A transparent, flexible battery

That's the picture of the battery. Though it's unclear what this means in actual utility, here's some cool data about it:

"Drs Hiroyuki Nishide, Hiroaki Konishi and Takeo Suga at Waseda University have designed the battery – which consists of a redox-active organic polymer film around 200 nanometres thick. Nitroxide radical groups are attached, which act as charge carriers. Because of its high radical density, the battery has a high charge/discharge capacity. This is just one of many advantages the ‘organic radical’ battery has over other organic based materials according to the researchers. The power rate performance is strikingly high – it only takes one minute to fully charge the battery and it has a long cycle life, often exceeding 1,000 cycles."

Possibilities are endless with this one. Would sure make a light, comfy el-wire suit.

1 comment:

RichardT said...

<contemplates the possibilities of combining elwire, 3M reflective fabric, and flexible transparent batteries>