Smartphones with fast charging? Researchers from the Drexel University College of Engineering are experimenting on a special material that will enable one day to charge the battery immediately. This can be made possible by the superconducting two-dimensional MXene material.
The search for a better battery has been going on worldwide since Alessandro Volta created the first 200 years ago.
Today Drexel scientists seem to perfect the idea a bit more.
Dr. Yuri Gogotsi, who heads the group, says:
We show the charge of thin MXene electrodes in tens of milliseconds. This is achieved by the very high electrical conductivity of MXene. This opens the way for the development of high-speed energy storage devices. They can be charged in a matter of seconds, but they store much more energy than conventional super capacitors.
MXene is not new material, but the ongoing research with the graffiti-like substance begins to close the gap between concept and reality. Technology will not be commercially available for a few years, according to Futurism.
Smartphones that will be able to charge in the near future are just one part of a bigger picture.
Creating a battery that will have the ability to charge directly will help in developing it electric cars. This could pave the way for progress on many devices.
Dr. Gogotsi explains:
When we start using low-dimensional materials and electrically conductive as battery electrodes, we will be able to make batteries work much, much faster than they are today. Ultimately, the estimate of this will lead us to car batteries, laptops and mobile phones that will be able to charge in seconds or minutes instead of hours.
Forget about inductive charging or fast charging, direct charging will reach mobile phones around 2020.
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