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Posted: May 29, 2009
mPhase Releases 3D Rendering of its Key Superhydrophobic Silicon Membrane for the Smart NanoBattery
(Nanowerk News) mPhase Technologies, Inc. today released a 3D rendering of its superhydrophobic silicon separator that is a key element in the Smart NanoBattery architecture. The membrane design is based on a porous silicon material that has a similar appearance to a honeycomb. This unique proprietary design prevents the battery’s liquid electrolyte from coming in contact with the electrodes until power is needed, creating an unparalleled battery design. This process gives the user of the Smart NanoBattery Power on CommandTM, a unique differentiator from other battery designs.
The first version of the Smart NanoBattery is made up of 12 individual cells that are essentially individual batteries assembled into one battery package. The cells are arranged in a 4x3 matrix inside the Smart NanoBattery fixture, each of which include all of the elements to act as an independent battery. To illustrate the extremely small or “micro” size of honeycomb pores, each cell contains approximately 17,000 pores that are much smaller than a human hair. One Smart NanoBattery with 12 cells contains approximately 204,000 pores in a package about the size of a matchbook. The ability to selectively control the activation of each individual cell has never before been accomplished in battery technology.
“The ability to control the liquid electrolyte atop of this honeycombed structured surface is an incredible accomplishment that we are extremely proud of,” said mPhase CEO Ron Durando.
About mPhase Technologies, Inc. and AlwaysReady, Inc.
mPhase Technologies, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary AlwaysReady, Inc., is focused on developing and commercializing a new battery technology based on a well-patented phenomenon known as electrowetting, which provides a unique way to store energy and manage power that will revolutionize the battery industry.