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Flexible Battery, No Lithium Required

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:25am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Rice University have developed a flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance that combines the best qualities of a high-energy battery and a high-powered supercapacitor without the lithium found in commercial batteries today.

This electrochemical capacitor is about a hundredth of an inch thick but can be scaled up for devices either by increasing the size or adding layers, and can hold 76 percent of its capacity over 10,000 charge-discharge cycles and 1,000 bending cycles.

For more information visit memoryprotectiondevices.com and www.rice.edu.

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