Miniscule 3D Printed Battery Can Power Compact Electronics

Miniscule 3D Printed Battery Can Power Compact Electronics
technology

World’s first power source of its kind is as small as a grain of sand.

Lara Piras
  • 21 june 2013

Harvard and University of Illinois scientists have created a custom-made 3D printer that has the capacity to print microbatteries.

The batteries are made of interlaced stacks of electrodes less than the width of a human hair and printed through a very narrow opening. The inks had to be developed with the correct electrochemical properties to enable immediate hardening upon release.

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