Tagged: Linköping University

Rechargeable paper battery can bend and fold, store record levels of energy

Power paper - paper battery

We have used paper in many forms, and now researchers at the Linkoping University – a state university in Linkoping, Sweden, want us to use paper as an efficient battery. Not just any ordinary battery, but a storage solution that’s comparable with some of the best super-capacitors on market. Called the “power paper” – the state-of-the-art material is made from renewable nano-cellulose (same cellulose fibers used in paper) and conductive polymer. The rechargeable battery is being developed to create more sustainable and environmentally-friendly ways to store energy. Read More…

Researchers manage to cultivate electronics inside plants!

Electronic plants

How plants grow is a very complex mechanism which researchers have just begun to understand. The complexities in network of cells and channels that pass water and other nutrients from root to the leaves. In a startling finding by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden, the pants can grow conductive wires to provide communication and power systems for electronics. Leading this research is Professor Magnus Berggren who along with his team have managed to augment plant’s functionality and making them grow electrical circuits courtesy a special conductive polymer known as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene).
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