Nanomaterial charges phones, electric cars in SECONDS

Charging your phone in an hour is so yesterday.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jul 24 2017 2:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Even with the latest flagship smartphones in the world, it still takes over an hour to charge your phone on average... at least for now. Drexel researchers might be onto the next big thing, using nanomaterial-based electrodes called MXene, that will charge chemical batteries much, much quicker than today's technology.

Nanomaterial charges phones, electric cars in SECONDS | TweakTown.com

Engadget reports that the "near-2D design combines an oxide-metal 'sandwich' with hydrogel to create a structure that's extremely conductive, but still lets ions move freely as the battery builds up a charge. In the lab's design, you can charge MXene electrodes within "tens of milliseconds" -- you could top up a phone in seconds or an electric car in minutes". Impressive, eh?

As always the big issue here is getting to production quality energy cells, something that will require a number of years before we get to that point. Factories would have to adapt to the new technology, learning the new electrodes over current methods. The future of charging our smartphones and electric cars could be a hell of a lot quicker, as this is the future that is quickly coming up the road.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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