Interesting news coming from across the pond. A group of researchers has presented a new type of battery that could charge a mobile phone or even a car in just 5 seconds . Unbelievable, right?
The innovative battery that can be charged in five seconds, is known as microscale supercapacitor based on graphene. Such a battery is made of a layer of a thick carbon atom and is easy to manufacture.
These batteries could recharge a hundred thousand times faster than batteries available today on smartphones. They are ultrathin by allowing ultimately reduce the size of such devices.
“The integration of energy storage units in electronic circuits is difficult and often limits the miniaturization of the entire system,” said Richard Kaner, professor of materials science and engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
To develop this new technology, the researchers used a two-dimensional sheet of carbon, known as graphene. The creators seek interested manufacturers to bring this new battery revolutionize the market. Will we see soon in future smartphones or tablets?