It’s no secret that charging your phone is really a total pain. And, of course, it’s pretty much a given that you’ll also get a low battery at a completely inconvenient time. After all, nobody wants to be that guy usually at the barbeque babysitting his charging phone inside while everyone is living it up outside.
But now, scientists have discovered new technology that may actually make phone charging of the future no big deal. Researchers from the Drexel University created a new battery electrode design. That would now allow you to charge your phone in just few seconds.
Charge Your Phone in Seconds
For their research, which is recently published in the journal Nature Energy. Researchers created a new battery-like prototype from a very highly conductive, two-dimensional material called MXene. Their all new design could make standard batteries just as fast as supercapacitors. Which are bascially used to provide energy fast. (Supercapacitors are also used for camera flashes, if that helps put things into perspective.)
The study’s researchers were then able to charge thin MXene electrodes in tens of milliseconds. Which can bascially clear the way for a total revolution of the battery industry. No word yet if you’ll be able to charge your phone battery to that fast. But even doing it anywhere near that is much better that what you’re dealing with now.
Apparently, this super-speedy charging comes down to the design. Electrodes are very crucial parts of batteries that store energy during charging and then dole it out when it’s needed. Electrodes in batteries mainly have ports where charge is stored, called “redox active sites,” and the new design has many more ports. It also helps to get energy to the battery faster, making the whole charging process real quick and easy.
Obviously, this is just research at the current moment, but the study’s scientists say that in the comming future you might be able to charge your car, laptop, and phone in a matter of seconds. Let that sink in for a moment. In the mean time it takes for you to do a few push-ups, your phone could be fully charged again. It’s a total game-changer.