Scientists at Stanford University Create Paper Battery, and state that this technology could be available soon. Latest advances in the science world.
When our battery dies for our laptop,cell phone or our music device the first things we do is grab our charger and connect it to the wall socket but if instead of grabbing your charger you grabbed a piece of paper instead. I know you are probably thinking, ‘ You drank too much last night”, but its true scientist at Standford University reported on Monday they have successfully turned paper coated with ink made of silver and carbon nanomaterials into a “paper battery” that holds promise for new types of lightweight, high-performance energy storage.
There is a feature that makes ink hold onto to paper and that same feature holds onto the single-walled carbon nanotubes and silver nanowire films. The kind of batteries used today to power our laptops are lithium-ion but thanks to the research of this great scientists silicon nanowires could be used to make batteries 10 times as powerful as lithium-ion batteries now used to power devices such as laptop computers.
“Taking advantage of the mature paper technology, low cost, light and high-performance energy-storage are realized by using conductive paper as current collectors and electrodes,” the scientists said in research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The paper battery technology is a real breakthrough since this technology can be used to power electric or hybrid vehicles,it would make electronics lighter weight and longer lasting and might even lead someday to paper electronics, the scientists said. Battery weight and life have been an obstacle to commercial viability of electric-powered cars and trucks. If you think that the paper battery technology will only be available for netbooks,PMP‘s think again since the paper supercapacitors can be used for all kinds of applications that require instant high power.
From paragraph one you were probably telling yourself that when this becomes available to consumers it is going to cost a pretty penny but the scientist have stated that the paper batteries and supercapacitors can be very low cost, they are also good for grid-connected energy storage.
There is more great news and it is that this technology is not a century away, according to Peidong Yang, professor of chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley, the technology could be commercialized within a short time.