Bio-bat­ter­ies ef­fi­cient to com­bat power wastage

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US sci­en­tists have de­vel­oped easy to pro­duce, low-cost, flexible and biodegrad­able pa­per­based bat­ter­ies that are more ef­fi­cient to com­bat power wastage, as well as pro­vide an eco-friendly al­ter­na­tive. The bio­bat­tery uses a hy­brid of paper and en­gi­neered poly­mers. The poly­mers -- poly (amic) acid and poly (py­romel­litic di­an­hy­dride-p-phenylene­di­amine) -- were the key to giv­ing the bat­ter­ies biode­grad­ing prop­er­ties. “There’s been a dra­matic in­crease in elec­tronic waste and this may be an ex­cel­lent way to start re­duc­ing that,” said Seokheun ‘Sean’ Choi, As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor at the State Univer­sity of New York at Bing­ham­ton. For years, there has been ex­cite­ment in the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity about the pos­si­bil­ity of paper-based bat­ter­ies as an eco-friendly al­ter­na­tive. This new de­sign solves all of those prob­lems, the re­searchers said, in the paper pub­lished in the jour­nal Ad­vanced Sus­tain­able Sys­tems.

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