By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- New research on Nanotechnology is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Taejon, South Korea, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Wearable electronics represent a significant paradigm shift in consumer electronics since they eliminate the necessity for separate carriage of devices. In particular, integration of flexible electronic devices with clothes, glasses, watches, and skin will bring new opportunities beyond what can be imagined by current inflexible counterparts."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), "Although considerable progresses have been seen for wearable electronics, lithium rechargeable batteries, the power sources of the devices, do not keep pace with such progresses due to tenuous Mechanical stabilities, causing them to remain as the limiting elements in the entire technology. Herein, we revisit the key components of the battery (current collector, binder, and separator) and replace them with the materials that support robust mechanical endurance of the battery. The final full-cells in the forms of clothes and watchstraps exhibited comparable electrochemical performance to those of conventional metal foil-based cells even under severe folding-unfolding motions simulating actual wearing conditions."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Furthermore, the wearable textile battery was integrated with flexible and lightweight solar cells on the battery pouch to enable convenient solar-charging capabilities."
For more information on this research see: Wearable Textile Battery Rechargeable by Solar Energy. Nano Letters, 2013;13(11):5753-5761. Nano Letters can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Nano Letters - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/nalefd)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.H. Lee, Korea Adv Inst Sci & Technol, KAIST Inst NanoCentury, Taejon 305701, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include J.S. Kim, J. Noh, I. Lee, H.J. Kim, S. Choi, J. Seo, S. Jeon, T.S. Kim, J.Y. Lee and J.W. Choi.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taejon, South Korea, Electronics, Nanotechnology
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