Flexible battery is paper-thin

by admin August 14, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Paper and nanotechnology combine to create a new kind of battery, reports Roger Highfield

What looks to the untrained eye like thick, black paper is a novel flexible battery that could offer new opportunities for tomorrow’s gadgets, from self propelling paper planes to smart pockets that can recharge a mobile phone.

Along with its ability to work in temperatures up to 150ºC (300ºF) and down to -70ºC (-100ºF), the battery can be printed like paper, rolled, twisted or folded, and even works with the help of human blood or sweat, so it could power implanted medical devices.

Full article: telegraph.co.uk