Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2004--
R&D Team Proves Feasibility after Six Months of
executive with mPhase Technologies (OTCBB:XDSL) today
reported that the team of scientists working on a
project to commercialize a nanobattery based on a
Bell Laboratories discovery is very encouraged by
the progress achieved in only six months of collaboration
with the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies.
have to remind ourselves that our agreement with Lucent
was only signed at the end of February," noted
Steve Simon, mPhase's EVP for R&D. "The team
is very pleased by the development of the first working
prototype. This capped a series of processes, including
plating metals in microscopic dimensions and selecting
chemistries to prove that it is possible to fabricate
a nanotexture-based battery that does not degrade
until it's needed to generate electric current."
made his remarks as part of a panel, "Enabling
Existing Energy Solutions," at the NanoCommerce
2004 Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick
Place in Chicago, Oct. 5-7.
prototype battery, developed at Lucent's New Jersey
Nanotechnology Consortium (NJNC), one of the world's
most advanced design, development and fabrication
facilities for nanotechnology, 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 electricity.
The experiment proved that this super-hydrophobic
effect of liquids can permit precise control and activation
of the batteries on demand.
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 design.
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.
information is available at the mPhase Web site at
Gronner PR Associates,
Sam Gronner, 201-592-7896