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Old 30th June 2012, 11:29 AM   #1
sofaspud is offline sofaspud  United States
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"It sounds crazy, but engineers at Rice University say they've created a battery that can be spray-painted onto virtually any surface."
An interesting concept if they can work out the kinks.
The press report is here.
The Nature pdf is here, bottom of the left column.
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Old 2nd July 2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Sure, why not? Didn't Polaroid sell film packs that included a battery for some of their cameras? Those batteries were flexible with the film. And that was like 30 years ago. I recall some 50 years ago, making a Tesla Coil, we needed a very high voltage capacitor, and it was made by gluing aluminum foil to either side of a pane of glass. Probably could have used aluminum paint. If a battery is two disimilar materials brought together, why not spray them on?
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