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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:37 AM

'Paint-on' batteries demonstrated

Researchers have shown off a means to spray-paint batteries onto any surface.

Their batteries, outlined in Scientific Reports, are made up of five separate layers, each with its own recipe - together measuring just 0.5mm thick.

To demonstrate the technique, the team painted batteries onto steel, glass, ceramic tile and even a beer stein.

The approach will be of particular interest in industrial applications, as it is compatible with existing spray-painting technology.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18623840

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BlueJazz Jun 2012 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:03 AM

1. I wonder if someday a rechargeable battery could be sprayed on a car. (as a final finish)

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:06 AM

2. That would be fine until you got a dent in the wrong place.

In more simple terms I wondered if you could do it to a banana.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:59 PM

3. Or a prune.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. E-Leck-Trick-El BaNAnaaa!

Is bound to be the very next phase.

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