Rice University Researchers Transform Surfaces Into Lithium-Ion Batteries

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Jun 30, 2012 • References: vancouversun & psfk
A team of researchers from Rice University in Texas have created battery-based paint, paint which can be applied to any surface, subsequently turning that surface into energy-producing, lithium-ion batteries.

The battery-based paint was made by converting the components of normal lithium-ion batteries into a paintable liquid. The researchers demonstrated its applicability by spraying the paint onto ceramic bathroom tiles, a mug, a glass slide and a stainless steel sheet, describes the Vancouver Sun. The battery paint that was applied to the bathroom tiles provided a constant stream of power to a string of 40 LED lights, lighting them up for six hours.

The researchers describe the battery-based paint as being a "paradigm change in battery design," something that will change the way products requiring traditional batteries are designed, since the paint will not require an additional storage area for batteries. Stats for Battery-Based Paint Trending: Older & Chilly
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