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Energy
The Energy Sector focuses on the following technologies to meet the market needs:
  1. Energy Generation and Storage
  2. Energy Saving
1. Energy Generation and Storage

Power Battery: Energy storage is an essential component of energy supply chain with the increasing demand for an ultimate Power Battery for consumer electronics, mobile devices, electrical vehicles and large-scale energy storage. We are now working on high power density battery (5V battery), high energy density battery (silicon anode battery) and battery lifetime prediction for battery reuse.

Nanogenerator: Utilizing our knowhow and intellectual property in piezoelectric, triboelectric and thermoelectric power generation, as well as force sensing, we have improved this material technology to produce a Nanogenerator film that is thin, flexible and light yet capable of generating a reasonable amount of energy. We are collaborating with industrial sponsors on this technology in three main categories, namely force sensing in sports, sensing of vital signs and applications in tracking and safety.
2. Energy Saving

NanoSponge: NAMI has developed a new material called NanoSponge for thermal insulation and energy saving purposes. Its pore size and porosity can be customized for varying thermal conductivity which allows its application in different areas. It is derived from abundant natural material, and can be synthesized in aqueous medium with low cost. It also can be further functionalized for water and gas absorption. We are collaborating with industrial sponsors to explore and develop its applications in energy-saving coating, cold-chain storage, moisture management and gas absorption.

Thermal Management Material: With polymer and ceramic composites as the basic composition, Thermal Management Material is most suitable to be used in thin-film heaters and cooling devices. NAMI has developed a flexible heater with polymer composite material for personal heating. We are also making progress on the use of ceramic composite in high temperature heating up to 500°C with high efficiency and reliability. For the cooling side, we have developed a thermally conductive plastic composite for the cooling of LED and other devices to reduce the manufacturing cost and increase LED lifetime. Similar plastic composite materials can also be used as a heat transfer medium for different heater applications.