Jelly batteries...cheaper, safer, smaller, and more powerful

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    A new polymer jelly could be the next big step forward for lithium batteries.

    The jelly replaces the volatile and hazardous liquid electrolyte currently used in most lithium batteries.

    Researchers from the University of Leeds hope their development leads to smaller, cheaper and safer gadgets.

    Once on the market, the lithium jelly batteries could allow lighter laptop computers, and more efficient electric cars.

    The newly developed jelly batteries should prevent "thermal runaway", during which batteries can reach hundreds of degrees and catch fire.

    The Leeds-based researchers are promising that their jelly batteries are as safe as polymer batteries, perform like liquid-filled batteries, but are 10 to 20% the price of either.

    The secret to their success lies in blending a rubber-like polymer with a conductive, liquid electrolyte into a thin, flexible film of gel that sits between the battery electrodes.

    "The polymer gel looks like a solid film, but it actually contains about 70% liquid electrolyte," explained the study's lead author, Professor Ian Ward from the University of Leeds.

    "The remarkable thing is that we can make the separation between the solid and liquid phase at the point that it hits the electrodes.

    BBC News - Jelly batteries: Safer, cheaper, smaller, more powerful
     
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    Yeah but can ya cook meth with 'em?
     
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    More green unicorns.

    Gel cells are old news....They're more expensive with little appreciable benefit of reliability or durability to justify the cost.
     
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    And your source of information is?
     
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    My fishing boat, that needs three batteries to run its various functions.


    Y'know...Real life experience.
     
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    OK, then how did you get aquire the latest in lithium polymer jel batteries, and where are the graphs comparing them to your older batteries.
     
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    You might want to actually read the article.

    A new jel in Lithium batteries dude and cheaper.

    the great Dude knows all, even when he doen not ;)

    You can pull your foot from mouth now.
     
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    I read the article...

    Your hope and unicorn shit in the college lab doesn't equal a cheaper battery at the boat shop.

    I believe you mentioned something about removing metatarsals from the mandibular region?
     
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    You got some in your boat?

    LMAO.

    Just go ahead and pull your foot from your mouth.

    You got 3 lithium batteries on your boat?
     
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    Key words "could be" "are developing" "hope" .....the list goes on. Call us when the crap is cooked up.
     

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