Stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

New microbial fuel cell could be integrated into wearable electronics

  • The team, led by Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi, created an entirely textile-based biobattery that can produce maximum power similar to that produced by his previous paper-based microbial fuel cells.
  • Additionally, these textile-based biobatteries exhibit stable electricity-generating capability when tested under repeated stretching and twisting cycles.
  • This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Binghamton University Research Foundation and a Binghamton University ADL (Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory) Small Grant.

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Journal Reference:

  1. Sumiao Pang, Yang Gao, Seokheun Choi. Flexible and Stretchable Biobatteries: Monolithic Integration of Membrane-Free Microbial Fuel Cells in a Single Textile Layer. Advanced Energy Materials, 2017; 1702261 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201702261

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