New polymer jelly format for lithium batteries

  TopCat® 12 Sep 11
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This discovery at the University of Leeds could revolutionise the way batteries are made and lead to much safer, lighter and hopefully cheaper power sources in countless components from laptop computers to the batteries in electric cars. A great technological breakthrough for the university and everyone involved. TC. More details here

  woodchip 12 Sep 11

It-s been used as far as I know for years, to make Li-Poli Batteries for Electric model Aeroplanes

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  morddwyd 12 Sep 11
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When I saw this news story I wondered if this would be the major breakthrough, on a par with transistors, which would get rid of the bottleneck in portable appliance design which is caused by large, heavy inefficient batteries.

  Aitchbee 13 Sep 11

If applied to electric cars - the quick charging up period of 90 minutes as against 9hours, for conventional batteries, would make petrolheads like Jeremy Clarkson a fan.

  carver 13 Sep 11

After watching this video http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CGwQtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dz3o2mwRPdw&ei=ExJvTqSbG8HPhAfKqanACQ&usg=AFQjCNH3dDwcItTMCXzy6fyzK1hLvwXbQ I'm not to sure I would want one in any car I was driving, or even in a laptop.

  carver 13 Sep 11
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