Hot on the heels of the NanoBattery comes another contender for the crown of most astonishing graphene device this week. The latest thing to emerge from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and challenger for the crown, is a graphene based battery that works on ambient heat. The device, which is still to be peer reviewed, works by capturing the thermal energy of ions in solution and converting them into electrical energy. As such it has the potential to provide a virtually never ending supply of electricity from heat sources such as the body, the sun and chemical and mechanical processes.
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB: XDSL.OB) said today that it is exploring the printing of its Smart NanoBattery with Graphene and other advanced new materials.
mPhase Technologies is introducing a revolutionary Smart Surface technology enabled by breakthroughs in nanotechnology, MEMS processing and microfluidics. Our Smart Surface technology has potential applications within drug delivery systems, lab-on-a-chip analytic systems, self-cleaning systems, liquid and chemical sensor systems, and filtration systems. mPhase has pioneered its first Smart Surface enabled product, the mPhase Smart NanoBattery.
Graphene and carbon nanotubes are likely to play an important role in the history of medicine if recent reports are to be believed. Nanotechnology has been the shiny new thing of medicine for several years and is yet to show signs of tarnishing. Nanomedicine, as the new discipline has been termed, promises to revolutionise the way in which we perform medical procedures and makes possible atom sized interventions that make key hole surgery seem brutally invasive.