Paper-thin battery may revolutionise electronics - Technology - smh.com.au
US researchers say they have invented a lightweight paper battery
that could serve as an enhanced power storage
device for the next generation of consumer electronic devices."
"It's a single
, integrated device," said Linhardt. "The components are molecularly attached to each other: the carbon nanotube print is embedded in the paper and the electrolyte is soaked into the paper. The end result is a device that looks, feels, and weighs the same as paper."
Beyond laptop computers
, cellphones or digital cameras, the paper batteries
would be ideal for use in automobiles, aircraft and even boats
because of their light weight, the researchers said. The device is 90 percent cellulose."
"The paper could also be molded into different shapes
, such as a car door, which would enable important new engineering innovations."
Wow...the possibilities are endless....no more HEAVY batteries
to clutter up valuable space.....just roll these new ones out against the hull
somewhere under the lining....