By Cameron Chai
mPhase Technologies announced that it has been allowed to utilize the research facilities at the Argonne National Labs’ Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM).
The grant of access is based on the approval of a technical proposal for user-initiated research on nanotechnology and nanoscience. Through this access, mPhase intends to use advanced lab tools that are not readily accessible to small enterprises to perform technical study and fine tuning of its smart surfaces technology.
At the state-of-the-art government technical facility, mPhase can study its methods for improving the design of the MEMS Smart silicon membrane, a critical element of the mPhase Smart NanoBattery and its other smart surface applications that are being developed.
The design of the mPhase Smart NanoBattery utilizes microfludic and electrowetting technologies to accurately trigger and manage the power produced by the reserve battery cells. Argonne National Labs’ CNM nanoscience & nanotechnology research scheme offers access to users to a variety of capabilities for theory and modeling, design, production and classification to improve the knowledge of nanoscale phenomena and design functional nanoscale systems.
The Chief Executive Officer at mPhase Technologies, Ron Durando stated that this opportunity allows the company to develop novel methods for devising batteries for applications demanding higher availability, longer operating life and several other programmable aspects. At the advanced lab facilities, the company can further enhance its technical designs and speed up the commercialization of its intellectual property for nanobatteries and other uses, he said.