New projects to improve battery life
If you ask any user of smartphones what you would like to improve your mobile, almost everyone would answer the same thing: the battery life. Is that with the new games and applications for watching videos you do not get a day of use. And while the screens and cameras are improving all the time the batteries wear stalled several years.
But lately we received news of increasing research in seeking to improve as the key. Yes, they are all promises and no prototypes as much, but anyone could be the next revolution. Hopefully soon, not in 10 years, for the sake of our smartphones.
1 – Carbon Batteries:
These batteries replace cell Lithium-Ion (found in conventional rechargeable batteries) by dual carbon cells. Its main advantage is that it would load much faster, up to 20 times faster than conventional batteries and withstand 3,000 cycles of charge and discharge , 1000 cycles better than normal.
This advantage can be crucial for electric cars , which require several hours to charge and implemented these batteries could do in minutes. And carbon batteries also last longer, autonomy would reach 480 km Do not forget that having no metals are safer and 100% recyclable.
2 – Batteries sugar:
Yes, it may seem impossible to starch to decompose many free electrons, which can be used to power gadgets. With this you can have natural sugar batteries and biodegradable that can charge up to 10 times more energy . To recharge simply have to add more sugar (although admittedly plug a Micro SD as is done now sounds easier).
3 – Batteries Urine
The human urine could power a mobile, as crazy as it sounds. British scientists have shown evidence, and even caused the interest of Bill Gates invests in its development. For now they are not close to being small batteries, since the urine must pass through a system of pipes where it comes into contact with a small cell with microorganisms that break down and get electricity.
4 – Batteries rice:
20% of rice produced is inedible shells that could be used to transform and replace silicon graphite used in lithium batteries. If we see the amount of rice produced in the world, surely this would be a good use for this surplus. The Korean scientists affirm that these batteries would silicon better performance than traditional ones.
5 – The material of the future: Graphene
Among the many applications that have graphene, could not miss the batteries. The idea is to improve the current lithium batteries replacing graphite anodes (which shout are at the limit of its capacity) for a compound of silicon and graphene. This technology would improve the capacity by 45%, and unlike other discussed in footnote can be applied in the medium term.
The other major application of graphene is flexible batteries. Well demonstrators no evidence that this is possible. Recall that to have the famous “Mobile Roll” we all dream that its circuitry is essential to be flexible, and the battery is a large component and, for now, hard.