18 Apr '13, 2pm

Battery breakthrough enables 1,000 times faster charging: Scientists at the University of Illinois claim they

Battery breakthrough enables 1,000 times faster charging: Scientists at the University of Illinois claim they

Scientists at the University of Illinois claim they have created the most powerful microbatteries yet, that are so energy-dense that a mobile phone powered by them could be used to jumpstart a car. Researchers at the university say these new microbatteries even out-power the best supercapacitors and could be used to power consumer electronics as well as cars. With so much power, the batteries could enable sensors or radio signals that broadcast 30 times farther, or devices 30 times smaller. The batteries can also charge 1,000 times faster than competing technologies so that phones the size of a credit card could be recharged in less than a second. The results of the research are published in the April 16, 2013 edition of Nature Communications. Lead researcher William P. King, Professor of mechanical science and engineering said: “This is a whole new way to think about batt...

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