Fast-Charge Batteries Are Coming

Researchers at the University of Illinois may have invented a paradigm shifting battery design.  It uses a kind of nano-lattice structure for the cathode instead of solid metal.

This supposedly allows the battery to charge and discharge up to 100 times faster without diminishing the battery’s total capacity.  It means a battery that you can fully charge in just a few minutes.

They are calling it Three-Dimensional Bicontinuous Ultrafast Charge and Discharge Bulk Battery Electrodes in case you want to search on it in the future.

You can find further details in a Nature article at this link:

http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v6/n5/full/nnano.2011.38.html#/supplementary-information

Those of you who are smarter than me can glean the messy details from the article and the PDF attached to it.

Imagine the possibilities!

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~ by Bill Housley on October 10, 2011.

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