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Non-corrosive, low-toxicity gel-based microbattery from organic and organometallic molecules

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Abstract

Microbatteries with safe, non-corrosive electrolyte chemistries can have an immediate positive impact on modern life applications, such as ingestible electronic pills and system-on-chip bioelectronics. Here a safe, non-corrosive and non-flammable microbattery is reported. A natural agarose hydrogel is the electrolyte-supporting matrix, and organic and organometallic molecules are the redox-active species. This device can safely meet the needs of ingestible medical microdevices as a primary battery. Additionally, this redox gel system can be used as a secondary battery for on-chip electronics applications, potentially enabling safe and cost-effective small-scale energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Non-corrosive, low-toxicity gel-based microbattery from organic and organometallic molecules

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The article was received on 08 Aug 2019, accepted on 10 Oct 2019 and first published on 15 Oct 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9TA08685D
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 24784-24787

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    Non-corrosive, low-toxicity gel-based microbattery from organic and organometallic molecules

    F. N. Crespilho, G. C. Sedenho, D. De Porcellinis, E. Kerr, S. Granados-Focil, R. G. Gordon and M. J. Aziz, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 24784
    DOI: 10.1039/C9TA08685D

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