Scientists have developed a stretchable lithium-ion battery, that could be used to power stretchable electronic devices (Image: Nature Communications)
The interconnecting wires are each arranged in an S configuration, but are also made up of smaller linked S shapes (Image: Nature Communications)
The battery consists of 100 small, rigid electrode disks arranged in a square array, embedded within a sheet of stretchy silicone elastomer (Photo: Nature Communications)
Thanks to the advent of stretchable electronics, we’re currently witnessing the development of things like smart fabrics, bendable displays, and even pressure-sensitive skin for robots. In many potential applications, however, the usefulness of such electronics would be limited if they still had to be hooked up to a rigid battery. In response to that problem, a team of scientists have recently created – you guessed it – a stretchable lithium-ion battery.
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