It recharges and runs on solar energy: Meet the newest battery

October 3, 2014 8:43 PM

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A rechargeable battery with its own solar cell is the newest development in the world of portable power supplies. Ohio State University researchers developed the solar battery, which is the first of its kind to combine the established technologies.

A mesh solar panel allows air to enter the battery, where electrons are exchanged between the solar cell and an electrode on the battery. The mesh is constructed from titanium oxide crystals, growing on a flexible base of titanium gauze. Just as in a natural plant, oxygen and light are utilized to g...

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