lithium ion batteries

Fed Up Of Your Battery Going Flat Too Fast? Here’s Some Good News!

Scientists find way to boost batteries used in mobile phones, electric cars and other modern equipment thanks to ‘wonder material’. According to research, the capacity of lithium-ion batteries can be nearly doubled by adding graphene (an extraordinary form of carbon) – which offers the potential of longer-lasting power or slimmer designs for consumers. The experts, led by scientists from Samsung, found the capacity of their batteries was 1.8 times higher and 1.5 times higher at the first and 200th charge compared to commercially-available…

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The battery that charges in minutes and has a 20-year lifespan

  The new battery can be charged up to 70 per cent within 2 minutes and has a lifespan of more than 20 years – more than 10 times longer compared to existing lithium ion batteries. Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore have developed the batteries and say they could have a revolutionary impact from mobile phones to tablets and especially electric cars. Electric car owners could save huge amounts on battery replacement costs and recharge their vehicles within minutes, according…

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