Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science engineering researchers have developed a prototype of a high-performance flexible lithium-ion battery. The battery design demonstrates both good flexibility and high energy density at the same time. The very cleverly designed battery is shaped like the human spine and allows remarkable flexibility, high energy density, and stable […]

Chinese scientists have introduced an extraordinarily stretchable and compressible polyelectrolyte. The new electrolyte when combined with carbon nanotube composite paper electrodes, forms a supercapacitor that can be stretched to 1000 percent in length and compressed to 50 percent in thickness without gaining and not losing capacity. The potential for flexible, wearable electronics that require equally […]

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental thermoelectric generator prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies. The researchers also believe they […]

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The flexible solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart glasses. The researchers report the results in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing. Thin materials flex more easily […]

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