Battery capacity breakthrough announced
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:
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Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin claim that their new battery composition delivers two and a half times the energy storage density of any battery currently on the market.

A patent has been filed to protect the new design and help bring it to the marketplace; and a study discussing the research has been published in Nature Energy, a leading science journal. The researchers highlight the potential role that this discovery could play in meeting the increasing power requirements and longer battery lifetimes required by connected devices such as smartphones, drones, electric cars and robots.

“By packing more energy into a smaller space, this new battery technology will have a profound impact on 5G and the entire networked world,” said Paul King, one of the lead investigators on the project and member of the technical staff at Nokia Bell Labs. “The combination of Nokia Bell Labs industry and device knowledge and AMBER’s materials science expertise allowed us to tackle an extremely difficult problem involving multiple disciplines. Our results were achieved through the deeply collaborative mode in which we work, underscoring the value of engaging with AMBER as part of our global research strategy.”

“The significant advancement in battery technology outlined in this research is a testament to the strong collaboration between AMBER and Nokia Bell Labs. Bringing scientists together from industry and academia with a common research goal has resulted in a substantial scientific breakthrough,” said Dr. Lorraine Byrne, AMBER executive director. “AMBER’s partnership with Nokia Bell Labs through their Distinguished Academic Partners Program has been a hugely positive experience and clearly illustrates the benefits of industry-academic engagements. I look forward to AMBER’s collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs continuing to break new boundaries in science, creating impact for society.”


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