Advance Bendable Battery, Figure Out The Tech Behind It And Use

Bendable battery designed for medical implants wearable and flexible devices


Advance bendable battery

The Chinese tech giant Panasonic in 2017 released a bendable battery, considered an advance bendable battery. These scientists invented bendable lithium-sulfur batteries, aimed at paving the way for the production of flexible smart devices. This has been a huge technological challenge since traditional batteries are made with liquid electrolytes and poured into solid electrodes.

Amazingly, on the fourth of June 2018, Chinese scientist Zhang and other six researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics actualized the development of flexible batteries and was made public by Asian Scientist Magazine, but this time, these flexible batteries were developed with saline solution and cellular fluids as electrolyte solutions aim at high efficiency. On this note, I give credit to Zhang and the other six scientists for their great achievement.

Elsewhere, in South Korea, the bendable battery was equally developed which will be brought to you in a later post.

The researchers in China that engineered bendable batteries are currently not focusing on smart devices, but are extending their research development to wearable devices and medical implants that run on batteries, which can be seen as a huge breakthrough in medical implant technology and a great relief for patients in need of it. This is because the batteries for medical implants should be lightweight, durable, and nonhazardous to the human system, but most currently used batteries in medical implants are bulky, contain hazardous material, and are rigid in shape, like the lithium-ion used in the medical implant that comes in rigid form.

The primary focus of their research development, especially on medical grounds was based on addressing the challenges of wearable medical implant batteries previously reported, of their rigidity, poor biocompatibility, corrosive electrolytes, and their hazardous effects. However, these scientists focused on alternatives to lithium-ion batteries taking appropriate measures on the mechanical stress demands of wearable electronics, like smartwatches, and a high degree of safety in medical implantable electronics, designed with normal saline and cell-culture medium that contains amino acids, sugars, and vitamins in addition to sodium ions, which stood out as ideal biocompatibility electrolytes.

One vital area where these flexible batteries are to be deployed effectively in the area of flexible electronic devices. Bendable lithium-sulfur batteries have paved the way for the production of flexible smartphones and other electronic devices. This will require the development of new applications that will potentially change the way consumers interact with their devices. The batteries are said to be more stable and resilient, with a great flexible feature of being bent and twisted while still storing charge. Imagine having your Smartphone folded in your pocket or wallet.

The flexible batteries were designed in two types, a 2D belt-shaped battery adhered with thin electrode films to a net of steel strands, while the second, a 1D fiber-shaped with embedded nanoparticles of electrode material around a carbon nanotube backbone.

These flexible batteries have unique qualities, first is their discharge capacity when compared with most commercial lithium batteries. It can raise the initial specific discharge capacity to 1600 microamperes per hour (mAh), which is five times of most commercial lithium batteries. Others are its high energy density and lightweight.

Are we in the future with an advance bendable battery?