Have you ever stressed about your phone dying while away from your phone charger?. Well, stress no more, for there is a new battery to save the day.
Our mobile phones these days are fantastic, but not the battery life. Scientists at Stanford University have created an aluminum graphite battery that can charge your phone to the maximum capacity in about one minute. With the battery being made of mostly aluminum, this makes them easily produced.
In early 2015, Hongjie Dai, who is the professor of chemistry at Stanford had stated “we have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, and lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames.” He also said “this battery won’t catch fire, even if you drill a hole through it”.
Companies like Samsung have created an emergency mode implemented into their products to give you a bit more time out of your last few phone percentages. They have even developed a way to wirelessly charge your phone, but not a reliable battery.
If you were to charge and discharge your phone battery about 1,000 times, it would reduce the total capacity of your charge size. You would have to charge this battery around 7,500 times for it to lose capacity. Also, this battery could replace the AA and AAA batteries.
How the battery charges so fast is by having an flexible aluminum foil anode, a graphite foam cathode and liquid salt as the electrolyte. This new invention can be installed into large devices like solar panels for charging during the day and use on the grid at night.
These batteries have not been fully figured out yet, but they should be coming pretty soon.
By: Gabe Pilaczynski