For most of us to fully charge our phone battery, we need to leave it plugged in for at least an hour -with the average life expectancy of the battery being 500 charge cycles; approximately two to three years. But what if you could get a proper power refueling in just a few minutes and a charge that was less taxing on the battery?
Scientists at Nangyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have made significant advancements in creating a new lithium-ion battery that recharges to 70% full in just two minutes and can last up to 20 years. It is expected to last for 10,000 charge cycles over a 20-year lifespan.
Perhaps most interestingly, is not that this battery has the power to revolutionize the technology that powers mobile devices, but it’s that it has incredible compatibility with existing battery manufacturing processes and its performance and longevity can be used in electric cars as well.
Researchers say that with the faster charging technology, an electric car could be fully juiced in just 15 minutes, allowing drivers to save on both recharge time and battery replacement costs.
The new design of the NTU’s new Li-ion battery was invented by the materials scientist Chen Xiaodong of NTU. It has already been patented. More details can be found in the journal Advanced Materials.
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