Scientific American Features mPhase Technologies Nano-Battery and Reports Progress in Bell Labs Collaboration
|"Miniaturized Power" Article Describes "The Reinvention of the Battery" - Shrinking in Size With the Rest of Electronics|
“has now become involved with the reinvention of the battery”
In its February, 2006 edition, the prestigious and authoritative Scientific American Magazine takes a detailed look at the collaboration between Lucent Technologies Bell Labs and mPhase Technologies (OTCBB:XDSL) in developing a working reserve battery prototype that relies on a nanotechnology-based architecture.
Titled, "Miniaturized Power," the four-page feature article notes that Bell Labs, where the transistor was invented, "has now become involved with the reinvention of the battery" by shrinking electrodes to nanometer scales. Featuring detailed schematics of the Bell Labs-developed nano-based architecture, the article relates the genesis of the collaboration and describes how the development team fine-tuned the design of the working model based on feedback from potential military customers like the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md.
mPhase is developing a new generation of reserve power cells, which could store reserve power for decades and generate electric current virtually on demand. The prototype battery is based on a Bell Labs discovery that liquid droplets of electrolyte will stay in a dormant state atop nanotextured surfaces until stimulated to flow, thereby triggering a reaction producing electricity. The "electrowetting" process, described in detail by Scientific American, in effect can permit precise control and activation of the batteries when required, yielding a very long shelf life. Future batteries based on this technology have the potential to deliver far longer shelf life and better storage capacity than existing battery technology. Reprints of the article can be ordered on the mPhase website, www.mphasetech.com.
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies Inc. (OTC: XDSL) develops and commercializes next-generation telecommunications and nanotechnology solutions, delivering novel systems to the marketplace that advance functionality and reduce costs. The company, awarded the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology Award and the Nano 50 Award from NASA Nanotech Briefs, is bringing nanotechnology out of the laboratory and into the market with a planned innovative long life power cell. Additionally, the company is working on prototype ultra-sensitive magnetometers that promise up to a 1,000-fold increase in sensitivity as compared with available uncooled sensors. More information is available at the mPhase Web site at www.mPhaseTech.com
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