MIT Scientists Create Goo-Powered Batteries to Replace Lithium-Ion

Posted by on June 7th, 2011 in alternate energy, tech

Sludge power:

MIT scientists have developed new battery technology that lets you fill a battery with goo instead of throwing it away or recharging it when it’s drained.

The black goo, called Cambridge sludge, works just like a normal battery. The goo is a liquid suspension that has charged particles and flows like quicksand. There is a positive suspension on one side and a negative suspension on the other. A current is generated when the charge moves from one goo to another through a thin membrane.

Link and words via Gizmodo.

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