The evolution of another essential technology device by Panasonic is defining the revolution of the new modern battery.
The invention of batteries has become an important and widely used source of stored energy. Since the development of the first battery, there has been many more changes and improvements made to its design as well as its use, which is to no surprise, the modern society is mostly dependent on the use of the battery, commonly for luxuries, and many other conveniences.
The new lithium-ion battery by Panasonic offers the best performance and most flexible version. Lithium-ion batteries are made of an anode (a positively charged electrode), that is made of lithium oxide as well as a cathode (a negatively charged electrode), made of graphite. These two layers are separated by an electrolyte, which is a liquid or gel substance full of ions. As the battery is charged, lithium ions pass through this solution and are stored in the cathode.
When the battery is powering a circuit, the ions pass back through the electrolyte.
Panasonic demonstrated off this new version of lithium-ion battery at the CES (Consumer Electronic Show), that is well- known for thousands of world-changing innovations and a launch pad for new technology and electronics that are usually announced at its yearly show in Las Vegas. The battery is a razor-thin silver wafer that can be twisted or bent one thousand (1000), times and still maintain 80 percent of its capacity and it is slightly smaller than a credit card. This new battery aims to rule out the common struggles of having big-sized batteries that are often bulky- a clever adaptation
The bendable battery is 0.45 millimetre thick and has low capacity. The largest version, known as CG-064065, has a maximum capacity of 60 milliampere-hours (mAh), and the smallest comes in at 17.5 mAh, which means that the new lithium-ion battery is best suitable for wearables, card-like devices, and internet applications, moreover it can be charged wirelessly with its own built wireless charging station.
Panasonic provided samples of the battery to potential clients October last year, and the project has been a long time coming, since its inception in 2008. Even though the price of the battery has not been yet publicly stated, the battery is ready for mass production and it is expected to begin sometime between April 2018 and March 2019, this will be a thrilling display concept.
The classically designed battery is proof that through technology and science there is a sustainable expand of innovations that boards across divisional lines.