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Massive breakthrough made in battery design technology

by AprilSix Proof

Forbes: New batteries could last 300% longer

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a pure lithium anode that has the potential to increase the capacity of existing batteries by 400%. While conventional batteries consist of lithium ions contained in electrolytes, but not in the anode, these new batteries consist of a lithium anode which sees performance drastically increase.

As the new battery is based on the format of existing batteries, they could theoretically replace existing ones without modifying our devices.

However, the manufacturing process behind making lithium anodes is extremely difficult, and the team has yet to yield a truly efficient battery.

Batteries need to be 99.9% efficient to be commercially viable. The team is close to achieving this goal, however, which should mean that phones that last more than a day could soon become a reality.

Story from Forbes