Ultra- fast charging batteries for a long lifespan of 20 years

Nanyang Technology University (NTU) Singapore has smashed a new milestone in the history of electric arena. They have developed ultra-fast charging batteries. This charger helps to recharge our batteries up to 70 percent in only two seconds. This will be launching in the commercial market in 2016.

Electric vehicles and other industries that use batteries will get more advantages from this new technology. New generation batteries have a long lifespan of 20 years, more than 10 times compared to other Li-thium-ion batteries. With this new technology by NTU, vehicle drivers could save tens of thousands on battery replacement costs and they can recharge their batteries in just a few minutes.

The commonly used mobile phones, tablets, and other devices that use the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries usually die in 500 recharge cycles. This might be 2- 3 years of typical use, with each cycle taking 2-3 hours to be fully charged.

Traditional graphite are used for the anode (negative pole) but the ultra-fast charging batteries use a gel material made of titanium dioxide. NTU developed the lithium-ion batteries. Titanium dioxide is an ample, cheap and safe material. It is commonly found in soil, and used in food additive or in sunscreen lotions to absorb harmful ultraviolet rays. The simple innovation makes the lithium-ion batteries charge 20 times faster and last 20 times longer.

Build smarter apps with Machine Learning, Bots, Cognitive Services - Start free.

Start Learning Now