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NOKIA BELL LABS AND AMBER RESEARCHERS FORMULATE NEW BATTERY DESIGN FOR THE 5G WORLD

20.06.2019 klo 21:26 NOKIA BELL LABS AND AMBER RESEARCHERS FORMULATE NEW BATTERY DESIGN FOR THE 5G WORLD



  * New battery technology provides critical attributes for 5G networks,
    renewable energy grids, and the consumer and Industrial Internet of Things
  * Offers 2.5 times the battery life in the same volume as the current market
    leading super slim battery
  * Doubles the energy a battery can carry without changing the weight, a
    critical requirement for uses such as IoT networks, electric vehicles and
    drones

20 June 2019, Espoo, Finland, and Dublin, Ireland: Researchers at Nokia Bell
Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering
Research  hosted at Trinity College Dublin, today announced they have created a
new, innovative formula for battery composition that makes batteries more
powerful by packing 2.5 times the battery life than anything currently on the
market. As the world transitions to 5G, ushering in a new era of consumer and
industrial Internet of Things (everything from wearable technologies, pervasive
sensors, to industrial robots), this new, game-changing battery design has the
potential to help power the connected world of the future.

The increasing power requirements of connected devices such as smartphones,
drones, electric cars and robots necessitates greater battery performance for
both new applications as well as longer battery lifetimes. The new battery
design also has far-reaching implications for 4G and 5G networks where
conventional power may not be available for network equipment, or where
emergency backup battery systems are essential to keep systems running.

"By packing more energy into a smaller space, this new battery technology will
have a profound impact on 5G and the entire networked world," said Paul King,
one of the lead investigators on the project and Member of the Technical Staff,
Nokia Bell Labs.  "The combination of Nokia Bell Labs industry and device
knowledge and AMBER's materials science expertise allowed us to tackle an
extremely difficult problem involving multiple disciplines. Our results were
achieved through the deeply collaborative mode in which we work, underscoring
the value of engaging with AMBER as part of our global research strategy."

"The significant advancement in battery technology outlined in this research is
a testament to the strong collaboration between AMBER and Nokia Bell Labs.
Bringing scientists together from industry and academia with a common research
goal has resulted in a substantial scientific breakthrough," said Dr. Lorraine
Byrne, AMBER Executive Director. "AMBER's partnership with Nokia Bell Labs
through their Distinguished Academic Partners Program has been a hugely positive
experience and clearly illustrates the benefits of industry-academic
engagements. I look forward to AMBER's collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs
continuing to break new boundaries in science creating impact for society."

An additional benefit to this new technology is its potential to improve the
performance of large-scale energy grids powered by renewable energy.  The demand
for reliable power relies on storage technologies, such as the battery
technology described here, to manage the high fluctuation in energy generation
in today's wind and solar renewable technologies.  A new study from Wood
Mackenzie shows that the energy storage in 100 percent renewable systems will
likely be 25 times higher as compared to today's systems. This will pose issues
as the need for efficient, fast charging and compact energy storage becomes even
more imperative.

A patent has been filed to protect this new technology design and help bring it
to the marketplace. A study discussing the battery research performed by Nokia
Bell Labs and AMBER has been published in Nature Energy* a leading international
science journal.

Nokia Bell Labs has been collaborating with AMBER as part of the Nokia Bell Labs
Distinguished Academic Partners Program. The program brings together Nokia Bell
Labs researchers with the best and brightest minds at the world's top
universities to solve future human needs, transform human existence, and deliver
disruptive innovations.

About Nokia Bell Labs
Nokia Bell Labs is the world-renowned industrial research arm of Nokia. Over its
more than 90-year history, Bell Labs has invented many of the foundational
technologies that underpin information and communications networks and all
digital devices and systems. This research has resulted in 9 Nobel Prizes, three
Turing Awards, three Japan Prizes, a plethora of National Medals of Science and
Engineering, as well as an Oscar, two Grammy awards and an Emmy award for
technical innovation. For more information, visit www.bell-labs.com.

About AMBER
AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) is a world-leading SFI
Research Centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland, hosted by Trinity College
Dublin which provides a partnership between leading researchers in materials
science and industry to develop new materials and devices for a range of
sectors, particularly the ICT, medical devices and industrial technology
sectors. Working in collaboration with CRANN (Trinity's Centre for Research on
Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices), the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering
and with University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
                                      ENDS

For further information, please contact:
For Nokia:
Phone: +358 (0) 10 448 4900
E-mail: press.services@nokia.com
or Eric.Mangan@Nokia.com

For AMBER:
Aoife Van Wolvelaere, Edelman
Aoife.VanWolvelaere@edelman.com

Caption for photo: Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER have created a new,
innovative formula for battery composition that packs 2.5 times the battery life
than anything currently on the market. As the world transitions to 5G, ushering
in a new era of consumer and industrial IoT, the new battery design will help
power the connected world of the future.


Photo of researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER:
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