The Yes, This Big Header Banner
No stickies found.
Random Comment
Comment #8145
this guys is actually really funny.

Battery offers 30-second phone charging - BBC

at 10:51 - 9th, April 2014
This is interesting, they have a working prototype battery for a Galaxy S4 that can be recharged in 30 seconds. Pretty impressive stuff, the only caveat to the battery is that it's nowhere near ready for general market just yet. They're saying they'll need 3 years to refine it for mass market consumption. Another problem is that it is a the size of a packet of cigarettes. Must look pretty weird attached to the sleek S4...

Battery offers 30-second phone charging

A battery that can charge in under 30 seconds has been shown off at a technology conference in Tel Aviv.

Israeli start-up StoreDot displayed the device - made of biological structures - at Microsoft's Think Next Conference.

A Samsung S4 smartphone went from a dead battery to full power in 26 seconds in the demonstration.

The battery is currently only a prototype and the firm predicts it will take three years to become a commercially viable product.

In the demonstration, a battery pack the size of a cigarette packet was attached to a smartphone.

"We think we can integrate a battery into a smartphone within a year and have a commercially ready device in three years," founder Dr Dorn Myersdorf told the BBC.

The bio-organic battery utilises tiny self-assembling nano-crystals that were first identified in research being done into Alzheimer's disease at Tel Aviv University 10 years ago.

The nano-dots are described by StoreDot as "stable, robust spheres" that are 2.1 nanometers in diameter and made up of peptide molecules.

The technology has a range of uses, founder Dr Myersdorf said.

"Batteries are just one of the industries we can disrupt with this new material. It is new physics, new chemistry, a new approach to devices," he said.

The team has also used the nano-crystals in memory chips which could write three times faster than traditional flash memory and as a non-toxic alternative to cadmium in screens.

Dr Myersdorf said that the batteries are likely to be 30 to 40% more expensive to manufacture compared to traditional ones and the final product will be twice as expensive than those on the market today.

But making them should be a relatively easy process.

"It is about letting nature take its course. We just need a facility that can do chemical processing," he said.


Similar posts

Alex Alex
News comment 1 | User comment 4968 | 10:52 - 9th, Apr 2014

Forgot to mention, forget electronics, I'd love to see this in electric cars.

Join the conversation

Don't have a username? Register Now
Can't remeber your login? Find Password