UL Scientist On Smartphone Battery Breakthrough

Dr Damien Thompson, Associate Professor in Physics at UL Photo © UL

A team at University of Limerick has played a central role in the discovery of a new device that promises to end overheating in portable devices and prolong battery lifetimes.

The Materials Modelling Group based in the Bernal Institute at UL, working with an international team of researchers, have co-discovered an exciting new type of molecular switch that could greatly reduce power consumption in electronic devices.

The finding has just been reported in the world-leading science journal Nature Materials and comes at a time when global consumer demand for ever lighter, more compact smartphones and tablets has never been higher – driving the discovery of new science and innovations at an astonishing pace.


On Friday’s Morning Focus, Gavin spoke with one of the lead researchers, Damien Thompson, Associate Professor in Physics at UL