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Self-Healing Polymer Could Be Key to Longer-Lasting Batteries
11/26/2013

Stanford postdoctoral researcher Chao Wang holds a solid piece of the stretchy, self-healing polymer used to coat and protect silicon battery electrodes. Wang and colleagues at Stanford developed the polymer to help increase the lifetime of the batteries so if they crack under the pressure of use they can repair themselves.   (Source: Brad Plummer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
Stanford postdoctoral researcher Chao Wang holds a solid piece of the stretchy, self-healing polymer used to coat and protect silicon battery electrodes. Wang and colleagues at Stanford developed the polymer to help increase the lifetime of the batteries so if they crack under the pressure of use they can repair themselves.
(Source: Brad Plummer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

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Mydesign   12/16/2013 10:48:59 PM
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"Thanks again for the explanation, Mydesign. I think I understand now."

Elisabeth, thanks for your understanding.   

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Elizabeth M   12/16/2013 5:43:52 AM
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Thanks again for the explanation, Mydesign. I think I understand now.

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Mydesign   12/13/2013 12:03:06 AM
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"Neither chemistry nor physics have ever been strong points for me, so sometimes I need these things explained at a very basic level. :)"

Elizabath, it's very simple. When atoms get collided each other, it's get broken in to pieces and energy is releasing through these process.

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Elizabeth M   12/9/2013 8:23:22 AM
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Thanks for explaining that, Mydesign. Neither chemistry nor physics have ever been strong points for me, so sometimes I need these things explained at a very basic level. :)

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Mydesign   12/9/2013 5:03:21 AM
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"thanks for the comment but I'm not sure I totally understand. How would this make them even longer lasting? Can you explain a bit?"

Elizabeth, in both cases atoms are moving and collide to release energy. The same principle of Nuclear reactor.

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Elizabeth M   12/5/2013 7:35:49 AM
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Hi, Mydesign, thanks for the comment but I'm not sure I totally understand. How would this make them even longer lasting? Can you explain a bit?

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Mydesign   12/5/2013 4:12:00 AM
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"I think this self-healing effort is a good one as well, though, because it will help these batteries last longer in general so they don't have to be replaced."

Elizabeth, if batteries having self healing with fission or fusion technology, then it can be a long last one; otherwise one day it will get drained.

 

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Elizabeth M   12/3/2013 7:00:54 AM
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That's a really good point, Mydesign. I think this self-healing effort is a good one as well, though, because it will help these batteries last longer in general so they don't have to be replaced. Some people have argued that it's not often long-lasting batteries are replaced but I beg to differ. But you're right, to increase the actual usage time of a battery--ie, how long it holds its charge--is probably an even more important aspect of batteries to be working on.

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Mydesign   12/3/2013 12:23:32 AM
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"The other day I saw a video on these self healing materials, and I was amazed by this invention. Certainly it can find numerous applications in the engineering world specially in the polymer industry."

Taimoor, what's the specialty in polymer industry?

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Mydesign   12/3/2013 12:21:56 AM
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"In this fast moving world manufacturers need to constantly look for product developments through research and development. "

Shehan, idea is good but all depends up on business and ROI. In current fluxuating market, none of the companies, including giant MNc's don't want to make too much investment for R&D

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