Imagine batteries that can be recharged thousands of times; come in any size and shape; and are thin enough to be embedded in skin to assist in heart regulation. The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed just such a high-performance thin-film lithium battery for a variety of technological applications. Teledyne licensed this technology from ORNL to make batteries for medical devices including electrocardiographs. Read more on ORNL's research and other sources of information on thin-film lithium batteries at DOE R&D Accomplishments, a Web portal developed by OSTI.
Last updated on Friday 13 September 2013