Batteries that Recharge in Seconds – Technology Review   Leave a comment

“A new process could let your laptop and cell phone recharge a hundred times faster than they do now.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011BY KATHERINE BOURZAC E-mail|Audio »|Print

A new way of making battery electrodes based on nanostructured metal foams has been used to make a lithium-ion battery that can be 90 percent charged in two minutes. If the method can be commercialized, it could lead to laptops that charge in a few minutes or cell phones that charge in 30 seconds.

The methods used to make the ultrafast-charging electrodes are compatible with a range of battery chemistries; the researchers have also used them to make nickel-metal-hydride batteries, the kind commonly used in hybrid and electric vehicles.”

via Batteries that Recharge in Seconds – Technology Review.

This has huge implications. Again, another example of not just an incremental change but rather an exponential change in delivery of a platform. See my other posting re 3D component printing technology.

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