Wearable devices are gaining massive traction these days. They are gaining popularity due to the increasing trend of health monitoring. People are using these devices to measure their heartbeat, steps, and blood pressure. Due to these applications wearable are gaining major popularity. However, with these wearables, the demand for a better power source is also growing in the present time. The present batteries are massive and can fit into one class of devices. However, with the growing trend of miniaturization, the size of devices is getting smaller. This makes an urgency for a battery that can fit in any device and perform at its best.
This demand can be surged by the new battery that is under development by the South Korean researchers. The team has developed a monolithic battery that is as thin as a credit card and can perform with similar efficiency. Post an intense brainstorming session, the researchers were able to trim down the weight of the battery 10 times than that of conventional batteries. This allows the researchers to further expand the flexibility of the battery.
How Effective the New Batteries are?
The new flexible batteries use 3-dimensional copper collectors, which allows better charge displacement in the battery. As a result, the battery can perform effectively when compared to a conventional battery. Nevertheless, initially, electronic device manufacturers were not able to integrate collectors and other organic materials. However, with 3-dimensional copper collectors, the integration is now possible. This, as a result, has improved the operation of the batteries and can now power any device for a longer period of time.
The new flexible batteries have deliver-capacity of 1550 mA h g-1 and can be charged more than 800 times. Moreover, the new batteries can also help the device manufacturers to develop devices in various shapes and sizes.