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A battery the size of a grain of salt can now power the chipset for 10 hours

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Although a grain of sand is a tiny particle, recent developments have managed to prove that it could have the potential to power smartphones in the future. Grain-sized batteries aren’t a new invention, but previously they weren’t able to hold a charge long enough to be useful in consumer electronics. However, this latest grain-sized battery developed with energy storage technology could potentially change the way we charge our devices.

Although a grain of sand is a tiny particle, recent developments have managed to prove that it could have the potential to power smartphones in the future. Grain-sized batteries aren’t a new invention, but previously they weren’t able to hold a charge long enough to be useful in consumer electronics. However, the latter drums grain size that was developed with Technology energy storage has the potential to change the way we charge our devices. Researchers are still working on increasing battery life, but this is an exciting development! Stay tuned for updates!

Researchers from Chemnitz University of Technology introduced the world’s smallest battery to date. The battery is intended for use in IoT equipment and sized like a grain of salt. According to preliminary tests, it can now power the smallest computer chips for about ten hours.

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The battery is designed to apps smart dusts, which are essentially tiny microelectronic devices – an example being biocompatible sensor systems.

To date, micro-battery solutions have had one or more of the following shortcomings: low power consumption, usage environment limitations, or simply not small enough. But the new battery solution can eliminate these shortcomings.

To achieve this, the research team used the same process that Tesla uses to manufacture large-scale batteries for its electric cars. A “Swiss roll” or “micro origami” procedure is used to create a product that is compatible with existing chip fabrication technologies while still being capable of high throughput.

Specifically, the battery size is less than 1 mm² with a minimum power density of 100 microwatt hours per square centimeter. It can even be integrated into a chip.

The technology was not developed for smartphones, so dreaming of the next iPhone with a battery the size of a grain of salt would be unrealistic. Yet researchers hope to see their deployment in micro and nanosensors in areas such as IoT, miniaturized medical implants, micro-robotic systems and ultra-flexible electronics.

The micro-batteries developed by Chemnitz University of Technology can already power the smallest computer chips for about ten hours. This new development could pave the way for even smaller and more durable batteries in the future, which would be a huge boon for the IoT industry. Be sure to check out AndroidGeek for more on this and other exciting technological advancements!

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