Battery drainage on your smartphones is a big problem. Researchers from Stanford University has develop rechargeable batteries that offer six times storage over the current lithium-ion batteries that are the industry standard.
If the battery receive industry acceptance, you need to charge your device only once a week.
It has uses even in the emerging electric automobile industry as current vehicles would be able to travel six times the current distance on a one time charge.
The new “alkali-metal-chlorine” batteries work by continuously converting sodium chloride/lithium chloride to chlorine and then back to their original form.
Chlorine is a highly reactive gas due to which its exploration as a viable alternative has remain extremely limited until now.
The study was publish in the journal Nature on 25th August 2021 and the impressive range of batteries was actually creat by accident.
Hongjie Dai, a Stanford professor with doctoral candidate Guanzhou Zhu were actually trying to improve current battery capabilities using thionyl chloride, as per report by Tech Xplore.
For perspective current commercial lithium-ion batteries have the capacity of 200mAh per gram.
But these batteries were able to achieve 1,200mAh per gram of charge.
While most people immediately think of their smartphones and laptop batteries every time pop up, the scientists behind the achievement have much far-reaching goals for the tech.
They hope the new batteries would be able to power remote sensors and satellites and in other spheres where recharging every few hours isn’t truly viable.
The current prototype may be use in basic electronic items like smartphones, remote controls, and hearing aids.
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