Microbatteries to be 30x smaller and enable 1000x faster charging

Posted on Thursday, April 18 2013 @ 12:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Neowin writes researchers at the University of Illinois have come up with a new battery technology that enables 30x higher energy density than current batteries, while also promises charging times 1000x faster than they are today.
The researchers have published a paper a couple of days ago outlining their work on micro-batteries. Their work is so exciting and promising that it might revolutionize the way we use electronics and make worrying about battery life a thing of the past.

They have developed a special kind of micro-battery which is approximately 30 times smaller than current batteries while offering the same performance. Or reverse that and get 30 times higher performance for the same size. And the battery can be recharged in a very small amount of time being much more similar to a capacitor than to a regular battery.

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