06 May Stanford Creates Battery That Charges in One Minute
Scientists have created an aluminium based battery that can charge in one minute, according to Stanford. They have stated that this is a safer alternative to the existing lithium-ion batteries which are a potential fire hazard.
Our new battery won't catch fire, even if you drill through it. Hongjie Dai, Professor at Stanford University.
Traditionally the downside to aluminium ion batteries was that after around 100 charging cycles the battery would fail. Stanford scientists however have been able to achieve over 7,500 charging cycles due to the use of new materials.
Our battery has everything else you'd dream that a battery should have: inexpensive electrodes, good safety, high-speed charging, flexibility and long cycle life. I see this as a new battery in its early days. It's quite exciting. Hongjie Dai, Professor at Stanford University.
One challenge however is that the aluminium ion battery only produces around half the voltage of current lithium ion batteries. Professor Dai states that the solution to this would be improving the cathode material which would increase the voltage and energy density.
The battery is still in the development stage and there is no indication on when this may be available.
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