Gallery: Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries


It’s finally happened: Now even paper can be “smart,” with the help of new paper-based lithium-ion batteries developed by Stanford materials scientists. The bendable batteries could power electronic newspapers and support other developments in “paper” electronics, and they could even provide smart packaging — so those grubby marketers can know even more about you. The batteries are a mere 300 microns thick and they are recyclable to boot.

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