Now Your Cell phones and other Gadgets will become more Handy as Scientists have developed world’s first bendable lithium-ion batteries, paving way for flexible mobile devices.
A team of Researchers led by professor Lee Sang-young of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul (South Korea) developed imprintable, fluid-like polymer electrolytes that are used for lithium-ion batteries.
The Conventional batteries used presently in the cell phones uses liquefied electrolytes and are put into square-shaped cases, which makes them inflexible with risks of explosion. Because of these disadvantages, there have been efforts to develop high-molecule electrolytes.
The use of fluid-like electrolytes not only makes the battery bendable but also more stable which reduces the health risks. There is no need to manufacture the square-shaped battery cases when using the fluid-electrolytes which provide a added advantage.
The concept of the bendable battery is Just like spreading jam on bread, spreading the fluid-like electrolytes on electrodes and exposing them to ultraviolet rays for 30 seconds is how the new rechargeable battery is created
Another advantage of the imprintable electrolytes is greater efficiency. If electrolytes are imprintable, they can have various patterns printed on them, helping chemical reactions that raise the output of the batteries.
The Conventional lithium-ion batteries that use liquefied electrolytes had safety problems as the film that separates the electrolytes may melt under heat, in which case the positive and negative elements may come in contact, causing an explosion which we hear about quite a lot. South Korea based smart phone giant Samsung is planning to come up the flexible phone device in the coming year.
The new battery is a step forward to moving to next generation of electronic devices don’t you think so ???