3D printed liquid battery could power (and cool) future computers
March 20, 2017 - 8:04am
Scientists at IBM Research Zurich and ETH Zurich in Switzerland have used 3D printing to build a tiny redox flow battery that can power computer chips while cooling them at the same time. The 3D printed liquid battery is just 1.5 millimeters thick. Although high-end smartphones appear to be getting bigger rather than smaller, the technological world is constantly striving to make components, especially internal ones, as compact as possible. This allows for more features to be packed into certain pieces of hardware, and can eventually make individual parts cheaper to produce.
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