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Stanford Team Creates Transparent Battery
Posted By Minda Zetlin On August 11, 2011 @ 6:26 am In Hardware,Innovation,Smartphones and PDAs,Telecom and Wireless | No Comments
Everyone agrees that a see-through smartphone would be pretty nifty. Maybe even practical: It could conceivably be mounted on a windshield or visor. The problem has always been the battery. Smartphones need a pretty large one in relation to their overall size, and the components that make up a battery just don’t come in a transparent form.
Working together, Stanford professor Yi Cui and student Yuan Yang got around this problem by creating a mesh of battery electrodes  with strands less than 50 microns thick. “When a human being looks at an object that’s smaller than 50 microns, it’s not visible. That’s how we make it transparent,” Cui explained to SmartPlanet.
Next stop, see-through iPhone? Stay tuned.
Read more, and see a video, at SmartPlanet .
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 creating a mesh of battery electrodes: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/pure-genius/transparent-battery-developer-imagines-see-through-iphone/6876?tag=nl.e550
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