A thread-like battery that can be made as long as a kilometer
Boston: Future batteries will be the future, according to technology analysts. Experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a thread-like battery that is 140 meters long and has been successfully tested. Earlier, they made a 20-meter long thread battery.
Computers and electronic devices have become such a part of our body that they are now called ‘wearables’. This is the reason why somehow the battery should be given in the garment or the battery should be made flexible. The first battery of this type was made in 2014 which can be made a part of any fabric.
MIT experts have made a thread-like shackle from lithium and it can be charged. They can be successfully tested for various sensors, wearables, computers and other devices. His research was published in the journal Materials and has been worked on by 10 PhD scholars.
The good news is that fiberglass batteries can be twisted, washed and squeezed and can be recharged. Earlier, LEDs and other types of sensors were powered by threaded batteries. Scientists have combined lithium with other materials to make the wire, while the outer coating has been specially made waterproof and strong. There is no limit to the length of the battery but it can be made up to one kilometer long.
Its electrodes are gel-like and completely fireproof. Experimentally, a 140 meter long thread battery can store 123 mAh of electricity. It can easily charge smart watch and phone.
In this way many devices can be run from a single thread battery. Interestingly, the thread battery can also be made from a 3D printer.
Experimentally the threaded battery is wrapped around an underwater drone and the drone is successfully powered by its electric power.