New device to power wearable technologies—10 October 2016

Wearable technologies, like those used to monitor movement during training or physiotherapy or even to power high-tech fashion accessories, are a step closer to reality following the demonstration of a flexible thermocell made from a solid state, cellulose-based electrolyte.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) Chief Investigator, Associate Professor Jenny Pringle, said, ‘Up until now, our work has focused on developing a thermocell using liquid electrolytes, such as ionic liquids. This is still an important area of ACES research, as this type of cell has the capacity to generate clean energy from large sources of waste heat, like geothermal energy.’

Media issued by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.


Image: Physical appearance of the solid redox electrolyte.
Image courtesy: Liyu Jin, Deakin University.

Original Published Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016