10X more effective smartphone batteries coming soon Batteries for smartphones and laptops could soon recharge 10 times faster and hold up to ten times as much power, with new Lithium-Ion batteries that are expected to hit the markets as early as three years.
team of scientists at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science appears to have cracked one of the thorniest problems of modern electrical engineering and made batteries using a hi-tech mix of sheets of carbon and silicon to supercharge today’s lithium-ion Dell Vostro 1520 Laptop Battery. The technology uses Lithium-Ion batteries, the standard for current hi-tech appliances, such as smartphones, but with a new type of electrode, and could also make electrical cars far more practical.
“We have found a way to extend a new lithium-ion battery’s charge life by 10 times. Even after a year of operation, the Dell inspiron b130 battery is still five times more effective than li-ion batteries on the market today,” the Daily Mail quoted Harold Kung, lead author of the study as saying.