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New battery design for the 5G World

June 21, 2019 • General, Mobile and Telecoms

New battery design for the 5G World

Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER researchers have created a new, innovative formula for battery composition.

Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER announced they have created a new, innovative formula for battery composition. By packing 2.5 times the battery life than any other battery, they hope to make their batteries more powerful.

As the world transitions to 5G, ushering in a new era of consumer and industrial Internet of Things — think everything from wearable technologies and pervasive sensors to industrial robots — this new, game-changing battery design has the potential to help power the connected world of the future.

The increasing power requirements of connected devices such as smartphones, drones, electric cars, and robots necessitates greater battery performance for both new applications as well as longer battery lifetimes. The new battery design also has far-reaching implications for 4G and 5G networks where conventional power may not be available for network equipment.

“By packing more energy into a smaller space, this new battery technology will have a profound impact on 5G and the entire networked world,” said Paul King, member of the Technical Staff at Nokia Bell Labs. “The combination of Nokia Bell Labs industry and device knowledge and AMBER’s materials science expertise allowed us to tackle an extremely difficult problem involving multiple disciplines. Our results were achieved through the deeply collaborative mode in which we work, underscoring the value of engaging with AMBER as part of our global research strategy.”

“The significant advancement in battery technology outlined in [our] research is a testament to the strong collaboration between AMBER and Nokia Bell Labs. Bringing scientists together from industry and academia with a common research goal has resulted in a substantial scientific breakthrough,” said Dr Lorraine Byrne, Executive Director at AMBER.

Bryne continues, “AMBER’s partnership with Nokia Bell Labs through their Distinguished Academic Partners Program has been a hugely positive experience and clearly illustrates the benefits of industry-academic engagements. I look forward to AMBER’s collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs continuing to break new boundaries in science creating impact for society.”

Edited by Jenna Cook

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