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Mydesign
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Self Healing Technology
Mydesign   11/28/2013 5:12:57 AM
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Elizabeth, now a day's peoples are using more and more gadgets in day to day life. So I personally feel the requirement of some mechanism to increase the life time of batteries rather than such self healing technologies.

a.saji
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Re: Long development
a.saji   11/27/2013 11:55:38 PM
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@Shehan: If you overcharge your battery on a constant basis the battery will drain quickly.   

notarboca
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Re: Long development
notarboca   11/27/2013 3:45:43 PM
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This reminds me of self sealing gas tanks on planes.  The technology was invented in 1921, but pretty much languished in the post WWI era.  When WWII started, the application's value became extremely apparent; Allied planes started having the self sealing tanks installed by 1942 and continue to this day.  The difference is an immediate need today.  I hope this accelerates acceptance by battery manufacturers.

shehan
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Re: Long development
shehan   11/27/2013 12:48:29 PM
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@Nancy – Thanks for explaining the battery life cycle, it's interesting to see how these materials selfheal. 

shehan
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Re: Long development
shehan   11/27/2013 12:44:55 PM
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@far911- At times I tend to think that battery manufacturers have not invested much time and money on research and development. A battery manufacturer surely knows in an out of the batteries they manufacture and the materials used.

shehan
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Re: Convenience
shehan   11/27/2013 12:43:00 PM
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@far911- If you think of the applications what not can you use it for? Imagine using this technology to power vehicles. You could drive miles with just a single charge. That's when we really make use of this technology. 

shehan
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Re: Long development
shehan   11/27/2013 12:40:56 PM
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@NadineJ – It's good if we can see this technology around us in another 5 years. I don't mind if it even takes 10 years as long as it's a reality. 

Elizabeth M
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Re: Long development
Elizabeth M   11/27/2013 10:55:05 AM
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Yes, I think in terms of big-ticket or popular products like consumer devices, this isn't such a problem anymore because there is a lot of competition pushing companies to get the best product out the first time around. But with batteries especially in terms of all of the experimentation happening, there might be a bit of an adoption curve before the technology is mature.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Long development
Elizabeth M   11/27/2013 10:53:24 AM
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Those are good questions, shehan, that unfortunately I can't answer. I think these self-healing polymers are fairly new, though, so that may be one reason why.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Long development
Elizabeth M   11/27/2013 10:16:10 AM
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Yes, it's too early to tell how this will play out, Nancy, but this approach to solving the battery longevity problem certain is novel and interesting.

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