Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010 Science

Latest Invention: Carbon-Fiber Based Material that Can Replace Batteries


Researchers from the Imperial College, London, are currently working on a project that can completely replace batteries.

The $4.5 million project involves the development of a lightweight material that will be able to store electricity. Researchers have already patented their carbon fiber based polymer resin. The material is light enough to be used to form the casing of different portable devices.

Due to the fact that the new material does not require chemical reaction to generate electricity, it will not degrade over time. The team of researchers says that if their latest invention is used in cars, it can reduce their weight by 15 percent. In addition, the material will also increase the charging process of electric vehicles, informs CleanTechnica.

Weight reduction is also an advantage for cell phones. However, currently the researchers did not present any information on the substance their latest invention is made of.

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