Posted in | News | Nanoenergy | Nanobusiness

mPhase Technologies Develops NanoBattery Using Smart Surface Technology

mPhase Technologies has devised a smart surface technology that uses the electrowetting phenomenon or the capability to electronically control the behavior of liquids during their contact with a porous or solid surface.

Smart material surface made from silicon wafer. Water droplets repelled from going through the pores of the silicon membrane due to superhydrophobic properties of the silicon surface.

Liquids such as an organic liquid will bead up on a superlyophobic surface, but can be made to travel or spread out using electrowetting phenomenon. Water behaves in the same way on a superhydrophobic surface. The innovative smart surface technology is being employed to form ‘smart’ patterns on polymer, ceramic, metal surfaces and other novel materials that can prevent forming ice, fogging up and getting dirty. It can also be utilized for lenses, displays and much more.

mPhase Technologies is currently working on the development of its Smart NanoBattery by directing the liquid electrolyte using the electrowetting phenomenon through its proprietary porous silicon structure. The innovation leads to a novel reserve-style battery design that can be used in a broad array of chemistries such as zinc manganese dioxide chemistries, which resemble the standard alkaline battery utilized in television remote control and flashlight, and lithium manganese dioxide-based high-energy density chemistries used in digital cameras, mobile phones and laptops. Lithium-based chemistries used in rechargeable batteries can also be developed using the battery novel design.

mPhase Technologies plans to introduce and prove the novel smart surface technology first for a reserve battery, then for a primary cell made of zinc manganese dioxide or lithium manganese dioxide chemistries, and finally a rechargeable or secondary battery. If produced, the mPhase battery family comprising reserve, primary and secondary batteries find use in a broad array of applications.


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    MyPebble. (2019, February 12). mPhase Technologies Develops NanoBattery Using Smart Surface Technology. AZoNano. Retrieved on June 25, 2024 from

  • MLA

    MyPebble. "mPhase Technologies Develops NanoBattery Using Smart Surface Technology". AZoNano. 25 June 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    MyPebble. "mPhase Technologies Develops NanoBattery Using Smart Surface Technology". AZoNano. (accessed June 25, 2024).

  • Harvard

    MyPebble. 2019. mPhase Technologies Develops NanoBattery Using Smart Surface Technology. AZoNano, viewed 25 June 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.