Technologies today announced that it has signed an
additional extension of its original cooperative research agreement
with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as related to
lithium-based chemistries for a functional reserve microbattery
prototype. mPhase announced an initial agreement extension in February.
The amended statement of work represents yet a further
extension of a previous work plan which commenced in 2006, and
enumerates a mutually agreed-upon menu of responsibilities and
functional tasks that members of the Rutgers technical team will
provide to mPhase going forward.
The work plan’s focus is for the partners to develop
and characterize a functional reserve microbattery prototype developed
around lithium-based chemistries.
Ron Durando, President and CEO of mPhase Technologies, said:
“Our collaboration with Rutgers is exploring alternative
chemistries and architectures, inclusive of non-aqueous solutions,
which encompass various lithium electrolytes. This is an area of
potential exciting breakthroughs, as the ability to develop
functionality with lithium electrolytes with contact angles on our
novel architecture, will permit rechargeable batteries on the
nano-scale. These are truly exciting times for the partners.”
The development agreement mPhase has with Rutgers continues to
build on mPhase’s current work to develop micro batteries
that are capable of supporting a range of lithium based chemistries for
applications requiring reserved based primary and rechargeable power
systems. The batteries mPhase Technologies are developing can be either
configured as individual power cells, or potentially configured in
arrayed arrangements depending on the power needs of the electronic
devices requiring power.
Initially the batteries are targeted for powering small
electronic devices and other applications requiring long shelf life and