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Posted: Jun 27, 2011

mPhase Technologies Releases New Video On Smart Surface Technology

(Nanowerk News) mPhase Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has released a new video that describes how the company has focused its technical skills on the development of smart surface materials that have the ability to selectively control the flow of liquids through a porous substrate. The video provides technical insight into how these smart materials can be used to develop a number of applications, which potentially will benefit from the ability to manipulate liquids with structures having micro and nano scale features.
The video shows how smart surfaces materials have been used to develop a miniature reserve battery that has a very long shelf life, and which can be electronically triggered to turn on under programmable control, and how this technology can potentially be expanded to other non battery applications, such as the delivery of drugs or smart filters. The accompanying photography shows a smart porous silicon membrane created by the mPhase team that can repel both aqueous and many non-aqueous liquids. In this example, 12 individual droplets of water are sitting on top of a 3x4 array of silicon material that has been etched into a membrane structure containing thousands of microscopic holes which repel the liquid from passing through the pores of the membrane.
Under controlled conditions, the liquid can be made to pass through the pores of the membrane, such that the liquid can interact with materials or chemicals that are located below the surface of the membrane. The video segment goes on to show how the smart surface components can be assembled using semiconductor packaging methods, into a reserve battery containing lithium chemistry, that was developed under a recently funded government grant, as a power source used in computer memory backup.
"We are continuing to make significant strides in the development of the smart surfaces technology and advancing the prototyping work for specific applications," said Ron Durando, president and CEO of mPhase Technologies.
The video can be viewed on YouTube, or the mPhase Technologies web site,
Anyone interested in learning more about mPhase Technologies can call the company at 973-256-3737 or visit the mPhase website at
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies is introducing a revolutionary Smart Surface technology enabled by breakthroughs in nanotechnology, MEMS processing and micro fluidics. 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.
Source: mPhase (press release)
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