Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dr. Cui's Paper Battery

And now, after wading once again into the Progressive muck, it's time for a little mental shower. Some really bright folks have developed a prototype paper battery.
Stanford University scientist Yi Cui had previously created nanomaterial energy storage devices using plastics, but his new research showed that a paper battery is more durable because the ink adheres more strongly to paper. Coating a sheet of paper with ink made of carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires produced a highly conductive storage device that could be used in a multitude of applications.
I don't think these people realize how they're helping to keep my spirit alive. Even if the thing never comes to market it's wonderful to think that humans are still out there pursuing things like this.

So, Dr. Cui, my sincere gratitude.

1 comment:

Laptop Battery said...

with this new Paper Battery, and the new release of Xerox printable circuit boards (a.k.a. Silver Ink or Sliver Bullet), I think we have a real opportunity for there to be some great things to come. Great Post, and thanks for the information.