New battery innovation on the horizon (10)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-02-11 01:56 ID:CYGbfVym
"Massachusetts researchers claim they are on the verge of making the first significant change in battery design since the 19th century."

"the lab is using nanotechnology to develop the first significant and economically viable alternative to conventional batteries in more than 100 years."

"[They] are using nanotube structures to improve on an energy storage device called an ultracapacitor.

Capacitors store energy as an electrical field, making them more efficient than standard batteries, which get their energy from chemical reactions."

2 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-02-11 15:20 ID:Heaven
"The LEES ultracapacitor has the capacity to overcome this energy limitation by using vertically aligned, single-wall carbon nanotubes -- one thirty-thousandth the diameter of a human hair and 100,000 times as long as they are wide. How does it work? Storage capacity in an ultracapacitor is proportional to the surface area of the electrodes. Today's ultracapacitors use electrodes made of activated carbon, which is extremely porous and therefore has a very large surface area. However, the pores in the carbon are irregular in size and shape, which reduces efficiency. The vertically aligned nanotubes in the LEES ultracapacitor have a regular shape, and a size that is only several atomic diameters in width. The result is a significantly more effective surface area, which equates to significantly increased storage capacity."

3 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-02-15 01:53 ID:Heaven

so when we build evas, we won't need those stupid plugs on the back anymore. it'll be like having S2 engines!

4 Name: Dan-san 2006-02-15 04:19 ID:PcYrLbGi

So how much more energy per space? Is it going to save alot of space? I find this to be very interesting and I'd like to hear more.

5 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-02-15 06:30 ID:Heaven

"They pack up to 100 times the energy of conventional capacitors and deliver ten times the power of ordinary batteries."

6 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-02-15 06:43 ID:Heaven

PS. Note that the MIT ultracapacitor is to use nanotech, so it may be more performant then the above Maxwell ultracapacitor. The MIT version is also slanted to be more costly to produce.

7 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-02-16 04:44 ID:Z2ROjbIe

the prices will go down eventually, and shit we thought was small enough are going to get smaller

8 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-04-13 13:21 ID:aghAncaz

so I don't have to charge my psp every 5 hrs when playing games~!!

9 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2006-04-26 02:17 ID:sS/l32Za

Reminds me of other battery tech that hasn't reached market.

A liquid that carries a charge. Vornadium??? From Australia University?? Anyhow, you could pump it like gas to power your electric car.

Bellcore, now Telcordia, patented a malleable plastic-like battery in the early 90s.

The inventor of the cell phone battery goes around to companies trying to get them to manufacture his latest invention: a solid material that stores hydrogen. He wants to line a car with it to supply the hydrogen fuel cell.

California had laws requiring 0 emissions cars by a certain deadline. Ford and GM leased thousands of electric cars and truck that worked very, very well. The Republicans took over and overturned the law, and GM/Ford recalled their cars. The drivers were very upset to lose their great vehicles.

I could go on. There's a lot of brilliant tech in this area that isn't available on the market.

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