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The Battery Show
Conferences & Talks

Using Printing to Enhance Battery Structure and Increase Energy Density

18 September 2013
4:30-4:45pm
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan

 

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A PARC researcher had an “a-ha” moment while brushing his teeth with striped toothpaste, giving him the idea to structure batteries more efficiently using printing technology. Without changing fundamental chemistry, "co-extrusion" printing of batteries increases energy and power, and ultimately decreases cost.

This presentation explores how this innovative battery printing technique, already being implemented with a partner for solar cell fabrication, improves how we can design and make batteries. PARC has demonstrated a 20-30% energy density improvement for coin cell batteries.

This presentation will cover how CoEx:

  • Offers a new approach to simultaneously optimize power, energy density and cost using current battery chemistries
  • Can easily be 'dropped in' to the manufacturing process without having to redesign the factory floor
  • Is a proven manufacturing process