Mobile phone users are prone to this one recurring issue; how to charge our devices in lesser time. Although, mobile phone manufactures have tried in several ways to shorten the charge time of their products using current technology such as inductive or fast charge. But none have been able to come up with a technology that can instant charge our phones to a full in less than an hour.
In a not distance time, finding time to stop, plug in and waiting to recharge could soon be history. As scientist at Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a nanomaterial called MXene which is capable of charging laptops, electric cars and cell phone batteries at much higher rates — seconds or minutes rather than hours
What is Mxene
Mxene is a flat nanomaterial consisting of oxide with a conductive carbon and metal filling. When it made, the Mxene layers stack on top of each other. This allows it to be dense enough to shield against radiation and water, but more importantly, equipping it with the ideal characteristics of a battery. Although, MXene isn’t a new material, but the ongoing research into the graphene-like substance is starting to close the gap between concept and reality. And unlike traditional battery technology, such as lithium ions. It operates by storing ions in ports called ‘active redox sites’ and the number of its ports directly correlates to the device’s battery life.
Devices to benefit from instant charge
We all wish to have this technology in our mobile phones. For we all love the idea to instant charge our devices in minutes. But apart from our phones, we could also have it in our laptops, digital cameras, electric cars, inverters and any device that makes use of rechargeable batteries.
Forget inductive or Fast Charge, instant charge is coming to a cell phone near you, in a not too distance time. I’m not sure I can wait that long for an upgrade or can you?
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