Need a new battery for your phone? Why not use a piece of PAPER

Experts have developed a remarkable thin material which has the capacity to store power
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A team of scientists has invented a ground-breaking way of storing electricity – in PAPER.

The experts from Sweden have developed a remarkable thin material which has the capacity to store power. The so called ‘power-paper’ is 15 centimetres in diameter and less than 0.5 millimetre thick. Yet it can hold one farad electrical capacitance – roughly the same as supercapacitors used in many devices at the moment. The ultra-thin material is made from nanocellulose and a conductive polymer and only takes seconds to recharge.

Xavier Crispin, a researcher from Linköping University’ s Laboratory of Organic Electronics, told Science Alert : “Thin films that function as capacitors have existed for some time.

“What we have done is to produce the material in three dimensions. We can produce thick sheets.”

The amazing ‘battery’ looks like a small strip of black paper and can be folded up – while still working. However it feels like plastic to touch. Researchers claim ‘power paper’ could have a significant impact on how we store charge in small devices, such as mobile phones. They say the paper is light, requires no dangerous chemicals or heavy metals, and is waterproof.

Source: mirror.co.uk

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