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Highly Flexible, Printed Alkaline Batteries Based on Mesh-Embedded Electrodes

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  • Abhinav M. Gaikwad,

    1. Electronic, Materials and Devices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA
    2. The Energy Institute Chemical Engineering Department, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave., New York, NY, 10031, USA
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  • Gregory L. Whiting,

    Corresponding author
    1. Electronic, Materials and Devices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA
    • Electronic, Materials and Devices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA
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  • Daniel A. Steingart,

    Corresponding author
    1. The Energy Institute Chemical Engineering Department, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave., New York, NY, 10031, USA
    • The Energy Institute Chemical Engineering Department, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave., New York, NY, 10031, USA.
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  • Ana Claudia Arias

    1. Electronic, Materials and Devices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
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Abstract

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Highly flexible, printed alkaline batteries based on a mesh-embedded architecture are demonstrated. The mesh acts as a support for the electroactive material during flexing. Two cells connected in series and bent to a radius of 0.3 cm are used to power a green light-emitting diode (LED).

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