Nanotechnology Enabled NanoBattery From mPhase Makes History

Published on April 4, 2008 at 1:12 PM

mPhase/AlwaysReady, Inc. successfully demonstrated the electronic activation of its revolutionary Smart NanoBattery in front of a live audience in NYC.

This breakthrough in battery technology showed the ability to obtain power on command from a fully assembled Smart NanoBattery that does not self-discharge. Unlike conventional batteries that start dissipating power right after they are manufactured, the Smart NanoBattery keeps the liquid electrolyte separate from the solid electrodes with a nanostructured membrane and is therefore completely fresh when power is needed for the first time. By combining the phenomenon of electrowetting with microfluidics, the suspended electrolyte can be manipulated and moved through the membrane to contact the electrodes and provide power when needed. For the first time in a public demonstration, the electrowetting was achieved by an electronic triggering mechanism.

"Demonstrating this electrical activation mechanism in front of a packed house was exhilarating and represents a major milestone in showing how the Smart NanoBattery can be potentially integrated into portable electronic systems," said Ronald A. Durando, CEO of mPhase Technologies Inc.

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