Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized the mobile computing world with its powerful and effective batteries, but it also does have its own limitations which is now somewhere not matching with the changing needs. After being charged for over number of times, Li-ion batteries start losing their performance with its inability to hold that charge for long. And this factor ultimately forces end users to either replace the old battery or buy a brand new phone.
Slow charging, fast draining, shorter battery life and high cost are something that trouble mobile users. No matter how much better mobile operating systems, applications and features are, until these grave and genuine batteries issues does not get addressed properly, customers can not feel satisfied to the utmost level that it should be with using high end mobile devices. Therefore, to address these mobile battery issues, we have come up with the latest advancement in the field of battery that will shape the future of how we charge our gadgets.
Now researchers have created nanowire battery that has the potential to last more than 2, 00,000 recharge cycles without any degradation on battery’s life and performance as compared to 5000-7000 recharge cycles of Li-ion batteries. Moreover, nanowire batteries are made up nanowire which is thousand times thinner than a human hair and thus these facets makes Nanowire batteries as the future of power source.
Solid Sate Lithium-ion Batteries
Sulfide supersonic conductors make solid state lithium-ion batteries a superior and stable one among equals due to its ability to operate at super capacitor level that can charge or discharge a battery in just seven minutes and thus makes this type of battery an ideal one not only for mobile phones but for the automobiles as well. Due to its solid state such type of batteries remains much stable and safer as compared to other batteries and also works in as low as minus 30 degree Celsius to 100 degree Celsius.
Due to the electrolyte material that being used in solid state Li-ion batteries, it poses some challenges to be used in cars, but this discovery is truly going into the right direction which has the potential to gift this world a much safer and faster chargeable battery.
Graphine batteries have the potential to drive an electric car up to the range of 500 miles that too in a single charge. Not only this but, this battery can be charged to its full capacity in just few minutes and can be charged many times faster than lithium-ion battery.
Laser made Micro-super Capacitors
Scientists have successfully made new advancements in micro super capacitors vertical. What scientists have discovered is that by using lasers to burn electrode pattern into the sheets of plastic, manufacturing cost and effort to produce battery can be dropped massively. It is a great boost for making battery for the new age, since using micro super capacitor, battery can charge 50 times faster than current batteries and discharge even slower than current super capacitor.
Affordability, lightweight, versatility and better safety is the USP of Foam batteries. It is the first true 3D battery that can charge and discharge. Foam battery is a type of 3D battery that is cheaper to make, faster to charge and less environmentally toxic as compared to the conventional batteries. This battery is made up of copper foam substrate which not only makes it safer but offer longer battery life with five times higher density.
Foldable Batteries too could become Future Trend
Wearable gadgets has become a new lifestyle standard in our society. From smart watches to fitness tracker, Google glass and more the list is endless. And with time these wearable gadgets popularity will going to move in upward direction only. But one concern that arises while manufacturing such devices is to provide a battery that can provide long battery life. Foldable battery could be the answer to such concerns in wearable gadgets segment. Foldable battery is a paper like battery that can be fold over 2,00,000 times without affecting its performance. Foldable batteries are also water proof means that it can be integrated into clothing and wearable devices as well.
Charging Over the Air
Scientists are now working towards developing a charging solution that does not need a cable. Researchers are giving emphasis on ultrasound to transmit electricity. According to lead researchers, power is first convert into sound waves which will be inaudible to humans and animals and then these sound waves will be transmitted into the air towards the receiving device. Using a wafer thin receiver of as small as 5mm these sound waves then again convert into electricity and can charge mobile devices.
All these advancements in the field of battery are very fascinating and these developments surely show a positive sign of providing us the kind of battery that will charge fast, drain slow, and will be less costly with greater battery life. Now it will be interesting to see how fast these advancements will become reality (form lab to the market)!!