Dr. Lifton will report on the progress of the mPhase plan to
fabricate nanotech-based batteries, which can generate electric
current. The project is based on a joint program with Bell Labs, the
R&D arm of Lucent Technologies.
The novel battery is based on a Bell Labs 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 electric current.
"We are especially excited about the ability to use various
battery chemistries and take advantage of the special characteristics
of Nanograss," Lifton said.
Future batteries based on this technology have the potential to
deliver far longer shelf life and better storage capacity than
existing battery technology. Potential initial applications for this
technology may include defense, industrial, healthcare, and consumer
electronics. mPhase is also targeting the nanobattery for use in a
technically-improved, lighter weight battery designs.
Dr. Lifton joined mPhase Technologies Inc. in June, 2004,
following positions at Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc., as a
Manager of Semiconductor Processing and Lucent Bell Labs, as a Member
of the Technical Staff in MEMS Fabrication Research Lab. He has a Ph.D
in Materials Science from Stevens Institute of Technology where he won
the Morton M. Traum Award for Excellence.
Dr. Lifton has designed and fabricated various optical MEMS
microdevices and conducted electrochemical studies of porous Si and
SiC as novel sensing materials and process control of
semiconductor-based sensors for pressure transducers, process
development for novel sensor architectures using SOI and thick paste
technology, and novel materials and packaging methods for next
mPhase and Lucent announced an agreement in March 2004, under
which mPhase plans to commercialize the nanobattery under license from
Lucent. mPhase projects its nanobattery to be commercially available
in 12-18 months, and plans to produce the technology packaged in
various configurations. A primary development goal is to create a
battery that could have a shelf life lasting decades, yet can be
mPhase Technologies Inc. (OTC: XDSL) develops and commercializes
next-generation telecommunications and nanotechnology solutions,
delivering novel systems to the marketplace that advance functionality
and reduce costs. In telecommunications, the Company's mPhase TV+
platform cost-effectively and reliably delivers entertainment digital
television, high-speed Internet access and traditional telephone
service over existing copper telephone lines. mPhase also offers a
growing line of innovative DSL component products, such as the iPOTS,
designed to help service providers lower the provisioning and
operating costs associated with DSL. The company is bringing
nanotechnology out of the laboratory and into the market with a
planned innovative, long-life power cell.
More information is available at the mPhase Web site at
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SOURCE: mPhase Technologies Inc.