• Tulsa company working to revolutionize battery industry

    By: Ron Terrell

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    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • 3DIcon is working to develop longer lasting batteries.
    • They are working in conjunction with Coretec from Fargo, North Dakota, and North Dakota State University.

     

    Imagine going longer without plugging in your cell phone or electric cars that could travel further without a charge.

    A local Oklahoma company is researching how to make that possible.

    3DIcon has been around Tulsa since 2005. The company develops display technology used for things ranging from air traffic control to medical imaging.

    The company is merging with Coretec, based in Fargo, North Dakota.

    The companies are working with North Dakota State University that could change the lithium ion battery industry.

    Officials said battery technology can improve using a specific kind of liquid silicon molecule.

    They said the molecule can allow more power storage.

    It will likely be years before this technology is available on the market.

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