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Trends from the world of batteries: recharge phone for a minute or flashlight from a 3D printer

Trends from the world of batteries: recharge phone for a minute or flashlight from a 3D printer Scientists have for all smartphone users good news. Discharged the phone would no longer have soon not be any problem. Thanks to the aluminum battery will be fully operational again in one minute. Li-ion batteries last much longer again.

The current battery development goes ahead every day. Teams around the world are constantly working on smaller, more powerful and cheaper batteries and new discoveries literally breaks down existing boundaries. We will present you the hottest news in recent months and weeks, events in the world of modern technology.

In recent years, scientists and development teams of technology companies are increasingly returning back to nature.
"Not only do they allow themselves natural laws and mechanisms to inspire, but also technological innovations are increasingly environmentally friendly. The manufacture and use recycled materials or technology that less burden on nature, "says current trends in the development of batteries Radim Tlapak of

New no. 1: Gentle batteries from packaging materials

Scientists from Purdue University recently found an unusual way to capitalize on the packaging in which the university always something coming. Pieces of polyester, which packages contain, were also examined. And they came to a completely unexpected thing. Fixation body of polyester can be used to produce lithium-ion batteries. They are not only cheaper and more environmentally friendly, but also more powerful. Using this technology, the battery lasts for your smart phone to an hour longer charged.

New no. 2: Batteries made of aluminum are cheap and extremely powerful

They aroused the attention of scientists at Stanford University, when the world has recently introduced its aluminum battery. They are quite unique in that they allow you to charge the device for a minimum of time. With these batteries and charge the phone already for one single minute. Moreover, they have greater durability and low production costs. "The great competitive advantage of these batteries are their small size and flexibility. It is therefore ideal for mobile phones and smart watches. It is more than likely that a lot of them still hear, "adds Radim Tlapak. However, before you start producing aluminum battery mass, scientists must solve another major problem. When recharging the batteries, the aluminum is used in a lower voltage than existing chargers.

With the ability to recharge in two minutes they came back developers from Singapore. Traditional graphite anodes replace gel nanotubes, which are thin and allow the chemical process of accelerating charging. Accelerated battery recharge is also possible by using a special gel titanium dioxide. The main advantage is that manufacturers can easily gel used in the current production process, which could speed up its introduction into the market.

News no. 3: The battery can print on a printer

They are out of batteries? Never mind. Just print them. Even so, it could look like in the future development of the battery. Scientists from Harvard, has recently announced the first successes in the development of a special material suitable for 3D printers. It recalls the classic composition of lithium batteries. The filling is of course diluted so that it can pass through the nozzles 3D printer, and subsequently to form the battery air froze. At the moment, however, researchers focused only on printing Micro and common household batteries so you have a while to wait.

New no. 4: Suppler and more powerful batteries from Google

Shuffle the cards in the latest trends in the battery might soon and technological giant - Google. According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the company created a special division of Google X, led by Dr Ramesh Bhardwaj. It is among the leaders in the development of batteries and in the past also collaborated with Apple. Google X team has reportedly tasked to come up with batteries that are more efficient, the thinnest and also the cheapest. "According to previous reports Google is reportedly working on lithium-ion batteries, which are in a liquid state. But what exactly Google X team is developing, no one knows, because the company about the current progress and set goals have been quiet, "concludes Tlapak.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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