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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Foam 3D Batteries May Be In Our Future

Prieto 3D Battery
From effects pedals, to laptops, iPads and cell phones, to computer accessories like the keyboard and mouse, to wireless microphones and even cars, so much of what we do today is built around the battery.

While batteries have improved greatly over the years, there hasn't been a huge leap in technology, at least until now.

An article in MIT Technology Review covers a new battery process called a "3D" battery that's actually composed of a foam. This process is taken to an operational level by a new company called Prieto Battery based on technology developed at Colorado State University.

Traditional 2D batteries have a limited storage capacity and are slow to charge because the electron flow is on a single plane. They also present a toxicity problem due the liquid electrolyte used.

Prieto's 3D battery has more surface area in the same space, allowing multi-dimensional electron movement, which translates to more energy, more capacity, faster charging, and a longer battery life.

The hazardous liquid electrolyte used in standard lithium batteries is also eliminated, as the Prieto battery uses only non-toxic citric acid.

Check out this video for a more detailed explanation.

1 comment:

Rand said...

Very timely and absolutely brilliant. Great news...

Eventually when combined with the amazing properties of Graphene based materials, there's no limit to how revolutionary our daily lives will become and improve.


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