The combination of the sensitivity of the company's magnetometer and the long shelf life of its Smart Nanobattery will enable inexpensive networks of sensors potentially able to detect bombs, metal guns and other masses of magnetic metals. "These products can save lives," said Ron Durando, President and CEO of mPhase Technologies. "AlwaysReady will be well equipped to bring major transformations to market."
AlwaysReady will have a number of exceptional advantages in its two initial products: a "smart" nanobattery capable of producing current on demand after long term storage, as well as a family of uncooled magnetometers, including ultra sensitive versions capable of hundreds of times' improvement in sensitivity over currently available designs.
An immediate defense and security application for the nanobattery is as an energy source to power remote sensors in areas lacking electricity. mPhase has produced the first core components of a sensor package, technically referred to as a magnetometer that is predicted to be many times more sensitive than commercially-available uncooled sensors used in metal detectors. Acting much like a miniature tuning fork or oscillator, with movements only perceptible under a microscope, it is designed to detect changes in magnetic fields and can be used in applications to establish direction of movement of magnetic objects - ideal for defense and perimeter security.
mPhase for some time now has had a multi-pronged effort under way with its partners to commercialize a battery that is built on a microscopic nanostructured architecture. mPhase has proven it is possible to fabricate nanotech-based "smart" batteries, which can store reserve power for decades and generate electric current virtually on demand.
The prototype battery was based on a discovery that liquid droplets of electrolyte will stay in a dormant state atop microscopic structures called "nanograss" until stimulated to flow, thereby triggering a reaction producing electricity. This super-hydrophobic effect of liquids can permit precise control and activation of the batteries when required.
The mPhase Nanobattery was highlighted in a feature article, "Building a Better Battery," in the November 2006 issue of WIRED magazine. The article said that the project that could potentially increase "battery life storage by an order of magnitude for the first time in 100 years."
mPhase Technologies Inc. (OTC: XDSL) develops and commercializes next-generation media-rich entertainment software and nanotechnology solutions, delivering novel systems to the marketplace that advance functionality and reduce costs. The company was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2006 Energy Storage Award for the Nanobattery, the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology Award, and the Nano 50 Award from NASA Nanotech Briefs in 2005. The company is bringing nanotechnology out of the laboratory and into the market with a planned innovative long life battery. Additionally, the company is working on prototype ultra-sensitive magnetometers that promise orders of magnitude increases in sensitivity as compared with available un-cooled sensors.
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