Researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a supercapacitor battery prototype that can solve the battery issues of smartphones.
This new battery lasts 20 times longer than conventional lithium-ion cell. Best thing is that it charges in seconds.
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Now think if you have this battery in your smartphone. You will be able to charge your smartphone in seconds while the battery will last for days.
Supercapacitors releases energy in large bursts and have incredible potential. The only problem with this technology is the size. A supercapacitor that could store as much power as a lithium-ion battery will be much larger to fit in a smartphone. Researchers are now trying new ways to attach two-dimensional nanomaterials to supercapacitors to make it smaller, lighter and flexible.
One more important thing is that the battery does not degrade. After around 18 months of usage, typical lithium-ion battery cell starts a slow process of degradation. This prototype does not experience the same level of degradation and works like new battery even after being recharged 30,000 times.
This is not the first time we have seen a development in the batteries but no previous tech made its way to becoming a usable product. It is very early to claim anything. If this becomes successful, we will see a revolution in smartphone batteries. Not just for smartphones, it will also be helpful for the electric vehicle.