Wednesday August 15, 2007 2:40 pm
This Battery Can Bend
Researchers have developed a flexible battery that can be twisted, bent, or shaped with scissors. The pricey prototype created at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is only one piece with carbon nanotubes and an electrolyte embedded in the paper, and is black on one side and white on the other. Professor Robert Linhardt said he would like to “scale this up to the point where you can imagine printing like a newspaper. That would be the ultimate.”
We just hope that the “ultimate” would be a product that we don’t have to worry about being recalled.
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