mPhase assembles first functional multi-cell Smart NanoBattery with help from U.S. Army award

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., 10 Nov. 2010. mPhase Technologies Inc. has assembled its first functional multi-cell Smart NanoBattery. The development of the Smart NanoBattery has been undertaken with funding support from a Phase II STTR Army award.

Nov 10th, 2010
Posted by Courtney E. Howard
Posted by Courtney E. Howard

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., 10 Nov. 2010. mPhase Technologies Inc. has assembled its first functional multi-cell Smart NanoBattery. The development of the Smart NanoBattery has been undertaken with funding support from a Phase II STTR Army award.

Engineers at mPhase achieved the power electronics milestone by bonding an electrolyte reservoir to the company’s patented, porous, silicon based smart surface. The combined multi-cell reservoir and honeycomb porous smart surface assembly is then bonded to a glass and silicon electrode assembly and populated with the electrode stacks consisting of lithium and carbon monofluoride materials (Li/CFx).

Fully assembled units are then filled with the electrolyte and sealed, making them air tight. They are finally attached to special circuit boards for testing and characterization studies, which will include triggering and activation of each of the independent battery cells via a technique called electrowetting, which gives the mPhase reserve battery one of its key attributes -- programmable triggering. Because of the unique design of the multi-cell battery, each cell in the battery has very long shelf until it is triggered.

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