I think this kind of thing is what everyone needs,i can't wait for this to hit market in two years time,i love being a scientist it gives me joy,this is amazing isn't it? Imaging using battery for 20 years with only 15 minutes charge when its low battery.
This really sounds
unbelievable but it's quite
Charging your phone battery
can be inconvenient and take awhile , but what if you could get a proper power refueling in just a few
minutes? Scientists at
the Nanyang Technological
University in Singapore
say they developed a lithium- ion battery
that can go from zero to 70% power capacity in two minutes.
Lithium-ion batteries are
commonly used in phones
and tablets. Perhaps even more importantly, the
battery lasts much longer
than the ones we have
now, an attribute that could
boost the electric car
industry, developers said.
The new battery is
supposed to last for 10,000
cycles, a lifespan estimated at two decades and more than 10 times longer than what we're used to. In contrast, Apple says its phone batteries are designed to "retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles."
Generally, the more you recharge a battery,the more it loses its luster over time. The breakthrough here is with the battery's anode or negative pole, which traditionally works with graphite.
The graphite is replaced with a newly developed gel
made from an "abundant,
cheap and safe" material
called titanium dioxide that's found in soil. It's also
an active ingredient in
The researchers were able to morph the spherically- shaped titanium dioxide into tubular strands that are 1,000-times thinner than a human hair.
The gel speeds up reactions taking place inside the new battery, propelling the hyper-fast recharging. The researchers think the battery's most important impact will be on the electric car industry .
Potential adopters can be
turned off by the long recharge times and shorter
battery lifespans for electric
vehicles. With this battery, however, recharging
your car — timewise —
wouldn't be so far off from filling up a tank a gas. It
should take about five
minutes to give you enough
power to get back on the
road and 15 minutes for a
full charge, the researchers said in a statement .
Replacement batteries for
electric cars are costly , too,
with some priced at more
Another benefit is that it would cut down on waste resulting from battery disposals. When talking about "breakthroughs" for battery technology, expectations can be very high. Don't treat this as consumer reality
just yet, but it's good to
know that scientists are
trying to make batteries
Developers expect the new batteries to hit the market in the next two years.Heroslodge [nofollow]