3D-Printing of a Lemon Battery via Fused Deposition Modelling and Electrodeposition

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Abstract

This paper introduces the fabrication of a lemon battery enabled through Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) with commercially available filaments in combination with electrodeposition. The battery consists of a printed polylactic acid (PLA) structure with two 3D-printed, conductive polymer composite electrodes with a layer of deposited copper and zinc, immersed into a citric acid electrolyte. The current battery shows a capacity of at least 0.23 mWh, where the high internal resistance of around 310 ohms still poses a performance issue. The combined FDM and electrodeposition fabrication method presents a first step towards fabrication of arbitrarily shaped batteries without the need for parts assembly or chemical treatment of filaments, potentially powering co-printed electronics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5278-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5279-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2020
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, FLEPS 2020 - Online Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Aug 202019 Aug 2020
Conference number: 2
https://2020.ieee-fleps.org/

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, FLEPS 2020
Abbreviated titleFLEPS 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period16/08/2019/08/20
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Keywords

  • 3D-Printing
  • Fused Deposition Modelling
  • Electrodeposition
  • Battery
  • Energy storage

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