Laser Induced Nanostructure for High Efficiency Batteries

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2013-LIU-66525
Batteries power everything from our cameras and phones to our cars and laptops. Batteries have become essential to everyday life because they are portable and lightweight. The demand for increased energy storage capacity, charging/discharging efficiency, and battery life and safety are what drive innovation in this market. Technologies that encompass such features are the basis of the next generation of electronics.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a novel method for making nanostructures of tin dioxide (SnO2) and manganese dioxide (MnO2) for use in anode and cathode engineering. This method utilizes a special energy field to make nanostructures on thin films. High quality and production rates have been validated using standard techniques. In batteries, these structures have demonstrated an ability to increase the energy storage capacity, battery life, and safety when compared to commercial batteries.

Advantages
-Increased energy storage capacity
-Increased battery life
-Higher safety standards

Potential Applications:
-Battery manufacturing
Sep 24, 2015
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Sep 25, 2014
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