'Nanoball' batteries recharge in seconds

Nanoballs speed up battery recharge

"Nanoball" batteries charge in seconds
"Nanoball" batteries charge in secondsCourtesy fdecomite
Byoungwoo Kang and Gerbrand Ceder at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have revealed an experimental battery that charges about 100 times faster than normal lithium ion batteries.
To increase the rate, the battery's surface area was increased by making the cathode out of tiny balls of lithium iron phosphate, each just 50 nanometers across.

Electric vehicles recharge in minutes

The researchers calculate that if cellphone batteries can be made using this material, they could charge in 10 seconds. Bigger batteries for plug-in hybrid electric cars could charge in just 5 minutes - compared with about 8 hours for existing batteries.

When? "2 or 3 years"

How long until we can buy these batteries?

Because there are relatively few changes to the standard manufacturing process, Professor Ceder believes the new battery material could make it to market within two to three years. BBC News

'Nanoball' batteries could recharge car in minutes New Scientist

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Candace's picture
Candace says:

No way! That is so cool!

posted on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 1:53pm
rayiaharris's picture
rayiaharris says:

omg... that is so awsome!!

posted on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 9:01am
Ashleigh's picture
Ashleigh says:

Nano technology is very useful in certain situations.

posted on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 3:32pm
curious's picture
curious says:

wowzer! assuming the charged batteries last as long as they should of course. amazing! ipods, cell phones, laptops, batteries in general for gaming control usage! woohoo!

posted on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 5:07pm
JerryKen's picture
JerryKen says:

Honestly, if we could implement this into those regular batteries so that you could speed charge them through something like kinetic motion - I would go back to using a conventional tv set. It's a stupid reason to watch tv online, but I hate how fast batteries are drained through my remote control(s).

The most annoying part of using a television set is those dang remote controls that suck up batteries like there's no tomorrow. Since we're already swinging the remote around and changing channels - why not harness that power and set it to good use and using nanoballs to make it charge quicker so the batteries basically never die.

posted on Sun, 07/18/2010 - 11:27am

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