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January 23, 2013

S. Korean scientists develop bendable battery

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By Kevin Kwang, ZDNet

South Korean scientists have published a paper stating the development of the “world’s first” imprintable and bendable lithium-ion battery that is more stable. This could pave the way for flexible mobile handsets in the near future. According to Yonhap News Agency’s report Tuesday, the scientists from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology and nine other collaborators from foreign institutes worked together to develop the new battery technology. The new rechargeable battery uses nanomaterials that are applied to any surface to create fluid-like polymer electrolytes, unlike conventional batteries that use liquefied electrolytes. “Conventional lithium-ion batteries that use liquefied electrolytes had problems with safety as the film that separates electrolytes may melt under heat, in which case the positive and negative [charge] may come in contact,” said the country’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which co-funded the research.

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