A flexible high potential printed battery for powering printed electronics

Abhinav M. Gaikwad, Daniel Artemus Steingart, Tse Nga Ng, David E. Schwartz, Gregory L. Whiting

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Abstract

Mechanically flexible arrays of alkaline electrochemical cells fabricated using stencil printing onto fibrous substrates are shown to provide the necessary performance characteristics for driving ink-jet printed circuits. Due to the dimensions and material set currently required for reliable low-temperature print processing of electronic devices, a battery potential greater than that sourced by single cells is typically needed. The developed battery is a series interconnected array of 10 low resistance Zn-MnO2 alkaline cells, giving an open circuit potential of 14 V. This flexible battery is used to power an ink-jet printed 5-stage complementary ring oscillator based on organic semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number233302
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Gaikwad, A. M., Steingart, D. A., Nga Ng, T., Schwartz, D. E., & Whiting, G. L. (2013). A flexible high potential printed battery for powering printed electronics. Applied Physics Letters, 102(23), [233302]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4810974