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Posted: Mar 02, 2011
mPhase Smart NanoBattery Published in IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
(Nanowerk News) mPhase Technologies, Inc., a leader in the development of Smart Surfaces and advanced battery technologies announced today that an article describing some of the technical aspects of the Smart NanoBattery architecture is published in the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.
The title of the paper, "Robust Si-Based Membranes for Fluid Control in Microbatteries Using Superlyophobic Nanostructures," is published in the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, a peer review technical journal describing leading edge research and development in areas involving Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) designs.
The article describes technical details of how the silicon honeycomb membrane used in the Smart NanoBattery was prepared using MEMS-type processing and the evolution of the unique "nanonail" design features that enable superlyophobic (also called omniphobic, superolephobic) behavior on the surface of the silicon membrane. The article goes on to describe how a variety of low and high-surface-tension liquids were repelled by the porous membranes, without liquid penetrating into the pores of the membrane, and how this design has been applied in the development of a reserve battery using electrowetting for control of cell activation and triggering. The superlyophobic membrane designed and implemented by the mPhase team is the key element of mPhase's Smart NanoBattery technology.
The article on the Smart NanoBattery can be found online at the IEEE web site with the following URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JMEMS.2010.2090504. A copy of the article can also be found on the mPhase web site at http://www.mphasetech.com/pdfarticles/mphase_membranes.pdf
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies is introducing a revolutionary Smart Surface technology enabled by breakthroughs in nanotechnology, MEMS processing and microfluidics. Our Smart Surface technology has potential applications within drug delivery systems, lab-on-a-chip analytic systems, self-cleaning systems, liquid and chemical sensor systems, and filtration systems. mPhase has pioneered its first Smart Surface enabled product, the mPhase Smart NanoBattery.
In addition to the Smart Surface technology, mPhase recently introduced its first product, the mPower Emergency Illuminator, an award-winning product designed by Porsche Design Studio. http://www.mpowertech.com