Glasgow, UK, September 26, 2011 — A new polymer jelly has been invented by researchers at the University of Leeds, who are hoping that it could be a viable replacement for current laptop batteries. The polymer gel has the appearance of a thin, flexible film, but actually contains approximately 70% liquid electrolyte.
The types of batteries used in both high-end and cheap laptops have historically had problems. The main issue has been a tendency towards “thermal runaway”, the overheating process that caused Dell to recall four million laptops in 2006. Apple had developed a solid polymer electrolyte to overcome the safety issue, but the power output of laptops is compromised with this solution. The size and weight of laptops on the market are also largely dictated by their batteries.
The new jelly batteries have the safety benefits of the solid polymer, but at a mere 10% to 20% of the price, which could lead to more cheap laptops for consumers. The researchers, led by Professor Ian Ward, also hope the new batteries can be used in electric cars, which have also been prone to overheating.
Portable Universe supply refurbished laptops, netbooks and desktop computers. Buying a refurbished unit can save money on RRP and free delivery in the UK is available. Cheap laptops under 100 are currently available.
Micrositez is an award-winning Digital Marketing Agency.
Other press releases from Micrositez
- Agency leaves Mini Cooper campaign in the cold - February 3rd, 2012
- New Year; New Website Design - January 20th, 2012
- Bing overtakes Yahoo in Search - January 13th, 2012
- Obama campaign site criticised - January 6th, 2012
- Non-banks targeted by US consumer watchdog - January 6th, 2012
Contact InformationMicrositez Limited
The Hub, Pacific Quay
Glasgow, United Kingdom G51 1EA
Phone: +44 141 419 9952