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News Researchers create ultra-thin battery

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 22 Sep 2010.

  1. julieb

    julieb New Member

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Sounds cool. But a slim phone/gadget is not my idea of "best use".

    I'd forget it was in a pocket and lean on it, I expect.
     
  3. Mraedis

    Mraedis New Member

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    I can only wonder how long those will last, and by that I mean both battery life and time before something breaks.
     
  4. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Sounds like the disposable mobile phone is just around the corner....
     
  5. Mentai

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    Looking forward to the iScroll.
     
  6. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    that flexible Nokia phone concept anyone?
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Never mind a flexible device, what about a battery that gets painted on the inside of the casing of your mobile or laptop?
     
  8. tom9383

    tom9383 Knowledge without mileage=bullsh*t!

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    mnnnnnn... electric cars...
     
  9. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    The question is how many volts at what amperage and how long does it last before recharging.
     
  10. SteveU

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    Lol, like they're not already?!?!?
     
  11. Xir

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    a "higher energy densitie than existing thin battery types" good wording, in other words, probably not comparable to non-thin batteries.
    You're right, it needs an application to rock my boat.
     
  12. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    meh, they do something thin and you instantly think in even thinner devices!!

    just improve the technology, then take 20 of this and put then together to make a smartphone that actually last enough to make calls and watch videos or movies while traveling and videoconferencing, all in one charge, there, that's a good use of the technology
     
  13. MajestiX

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    now paper not only cut you but will taser you at the same time.
     
  14. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    I'm with paisa666 on this one. It may well help move existing batteries on
     
  15. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    :thumb: Good catch on the wording there.

    :idea: If you put this in a flexible device and combine it with something that would charge the battery when flexed ... I wonder how long before that gets patented.
     
  16. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Cool so we will see throw away paper phones like on Ultra Violet and ePaper like we see on Caprica. Now that would be cool.
     
  17. ZERO <ibis>

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    I just hope this means that if I use this to make a battery the same size as one that exists now it will store more power...
     
  18. Farting Bob

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    No, your comparably chunky phone battery will probably last longer than a battery as thin as paper. Thats just common sense. But you can stack paper on top of eachother, and suddenly youve got a battery the same size as your current one but providing much more power.
     
  19. deadsea

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    Eh... Energy density my friend, energy density. Less power per unit volume = less power at any volume. Think wood blocks vs lead blocks.
     
  20. Xir

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    Considering "normal" round batteries (like AA or AAA cells) consist of rolled material as well, I think they'd have worded it differently if they could compete with that and not with "existing thin battery types"
    But maybe they'll surprise us
     
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