New Aluminium Battery Charges Smartphones in One Minute
Tired of the old batteries that your smartphones come with? Why wouldn’t you be; they take hours to charge and then they keep draining their battery life too! Not to forget they are hard as rock, can catch flames or create a negative impact on the environment.
Whatever way you see it, the technology being used in batteries needs to be revamped; and apparently it has been.
A group of researchers from Stanford University have created a new Aluminium-ion based battery that surpasses all other batteries we currently have – and by a multifold.
For instance, how would you like your smartphone to be fully charged in just 60 seconds? This little bugger can do that!
Moving on, the average life of a lithium-ion battery is about 1000 charge-discharge cycles; guess how much does the new Aluminium-ion battery does? 7500 cycles! This means you get a battery that you can charge while you take a leak in the loo and it will last for a decade too.
This was the first time an ultra-fast aluminium-ion battery was constructed with stability over thousands of cycles
Next up, the lithium-ion batteries are sometimes prone to catching fire, aluminium isn’t; alkaline batteries impact the environment negatively, aluminium doesn’t.
Last but not the least, aluminium is flexible; so the researchers are boasting that their battery is going to be bendable – just in line with the idea of flexible / bendable smartphones.
Another feature of the aluminium battery is flexibility. You can bend it and fold it, so it has the potential for use in flexible electronic devices. Aluminium is also a cheaper metal than lithium.
All this is really exciting and I would love to see something like this battery in the upcoming smartphones.