If you want to make everything transparent, what about the battery? It sounds like something out of a cheesy science fiction movie, but thanks to new research by several Stanford scientists, they have created what is thought to be the world’s first transparent battery, indicating that invisible devices may be an imminent possibility.
Inside the lithium-ion battery is a tight mesh of electrodes that are so tightly packed that they appear invisible to the naked eye and the outside is made of a fully transparent polymer called Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The result is a thin, flexible, barely visible battery.
With the transparent screens, circuitry and keyboards for the invisible televisions and phones, the transparent phone batter is the last missing puzzle piece.
Now designers have filed for a patent and we’ll soon be seeing transparent batteries in consumer devices.