New innovations on battery technology may have batteries fully charged in just 15 minutes and it lasts an entire week on a single charge.
Dr Harold Kung and his team at Northwestern labs are experimenting on the new tech that
boosts charging rates of lithium ions by using a chemical oxidation process which drills millions of holes - just 20-40 nanometers wide - in the atom-thick sheets of graphene which makes up a good portion of lithium-ion battery construction. Unfortunately, this prototype battery lifecycle begins to decline quickly after about 150 charges, which is estimated to last a full year before needing to be replaced.
Dr. Kung says the tech may be ready for market in 5 years. Lets hope by then theyll figure out how to increase the overall life of this new innovation. [VIA]