Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Transparent Battery for the Future

A Standford researcher has undertaken the incredible task of looking into the field of transparency for the next power source. While looking at other major electronic components and noticing displays, transistors, and other circuitry, he noticed the lack-off a transparency power source.



So researcher Yi Cui along with his team, took the novelty of implanting an electrode pattern into  a superfine mesh, which in turn allowed an energy dense battery. Building a new frame work for the soft mesh material, they build a complete battery only needing two layers filled with electric material. They used that standard lithium-ion battery with a gel electrolyte (also clear) and made the whole battery see through. So with this new research the possibility of see through batteries in our future gadgets has become a possibility and they could become commercialized in four years time.



Sources: Standford University, Popsci, MSN




40 comments:

Zerotix said...

Why are they making useful things? America doesn't want useful things, we want a cell phone that can also be used to listen to music, watch TV, feed our cat, and fit under our fingernail.

A. said...

That's awesome! I've heard the first news about these kind of battery one year ago.
It's great to see that they've accomplished the task.

aLH3x said...

Wow! great news bro!!!!!

Dan Carter said...

wow. saw this earlier and was gobsmacked. thought the effect would have worn off by now. obviously not. WOW

MonZta said...

Cool! No really that's awesome!

GMSoccerPicks said...

Wow, thats crazy. Great news.

Avery said...

Awesome! Sounds like great innovation! I am applying to stanford this fall and visiting the campus next month!! :D

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Shaw said...

That is so cool...

LoneIslander said...

The future is now?

Natural One said...

They can build transparent, paper thin batteries, but we still rely on oil....Hmmm?

Rachel Neilson said...

THat's crazy! next, transparent clothes?

Diego Sousa said...

really interesting!

julianna1633 said...

This is excellent news:)

Justin said...

this is great. i would love to see this happen especially if it is more efficient

Geojour said...

Holy crap! Freaking cool as hell!

Max Silver said...

That's amazing!

Jammer said...

That is awesome.

hommakesgames said...

wow that is incredible, see through batteries! I remember seeing something a year or two about israeli engineers had created batteries that were paper-thin and flexible for this like wrist-wrapping displays, still waiting to see it in a product though...

RafaƂ said...

It's amazing what peoples minds are able to invent.

Bigshanks BSc said...

Crazy mate, this makes the idea of a completely see through phone or electric device seem possible!

Batow said...

LOL! This is AWESOME, but useless. Why should I look through a battery?

poorfags said...

What is the use of transparent batteries? Other than the fact that they look cool.

Michael Arsenault said...

damn that looks pretty cool! Nice stuff!

Miki said...

That's awesome and doesn't take much space at all!!

Stone Computer Services said...

Now that is a great improvement. Maybe soon we can see digital devices that are at least mostly transparent!

ready to grow said...

man, technology is moving fast

Candle said...

Is the battery most beautiful that I ever seem. (oooohh)

MrCoolPants said...

Okay and when is this battery on the market? Does it work longer then the normal do nowdays?

zulu said...

"What is the use of transparent batteries? Other than the fact that they look cool."

Seriously, I'm asking the same question right now.

Sketchar said...

Doesn't seem very useful though :P.

i_love_weed said...

holy shit, i cant wait till we see these in actual products

Arrpii said...

Would be cool to have complete see through phones and screens in the future

poorfags said...

Yeah that would be surreal, like those future societies where every thing is made of clear glass.

Fallow said...

wow pre damn pointless but still cool beans O:

GENETICS said...

The future is going to be beautiful, I can tell. :)

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Milky said...

That's pretty awesome fair play!

Nobel Sloth said...

This will look great along with transparent cell phones that I saw some time ago on gizmodo.

GHive said...

transparency is cool but its not that useful will it meet the energy requirements of today's technology!

murder said...

They should just make nuclear reactors smaller so we can use those instead of zinc/lithium batteries

Andy said...

Let's hope they put one in my Samsung Focus, the battery might actually have a respectable life span then.

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