11 Jan '18, 2pm

New 'thermal battery' soaks up heat energy like a sponge

Scientists at MIT have created a new unconventional material that is highly effective at storing and releasing heat energy — and it could be used as a battery. Called AzoPMA, the new plastic-like polymer is capable of holding 100 times as much thermal energy as water. If further developed, a thermal battery which stores and releases heat could revolutionize solar energy , much as powerful traditional batteries have transformed the smart phone and electric car industries.

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