Tem 062015
 
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New aluminum battery fully charges in one minute

New aluminum battery fully charges in one minute

photo credit: Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University via Phys.org

A new rechargeable battery developed in Stanford University changes the rules!

1- The new battery can be fully recharged in just a minute.
2- It is safer. The battery does not catch fire. So, you will be free of lithium-ion battery accidents.
3- It is flexible. You can bend and fold it.
4- It is cheaper

“Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today.”

The aluminium-ion battery uses a negativeley-charged aluminum anod and a positively charged cathod.

However, the required feasibility does not maintaned yet. Scientists work on better cathode materials.

Sources:

  • http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/march/aluminum-ion-battery-033115.html
  • http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/06/stanfords-battery-charges-in-one-minute/
  • http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-aluminum-battery-charges-minute