Mobile phone users are prone to this one recurring issue; how to charge our devices in lesser time. Although, mobile phone manufacturers have tried in several ways to shorten the charge time of their products using current technology such as inductive or fast charge. Yet none have been able to come up with a technology that can instantly charge our phones to a full in less than an hour.
There’s good news and technology is always a work in progress. In a not distance time, you wouldn’t need the time to stop, plug in and waiting to recharge as all that could soon be history. This will be achieved from a new discovery by scientists at Drexel University’s College of Engineering. They have developed a nanomaterial called MXene which is capable of charging laptops, electric cars, and cell phone batteries. The charge is done at much higher rates — seconds or minutes rather than hours using the Mxene material.
What is Mxene
Mxene is a flat nanomaterial consisting of oxide with metal filling and conductive carbon. When Mxene is made, its layers are stacked on top of each other. Allowing 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 has been a known material for it isn’t just a new inorganic compound. It is the main material used in the research and will solve the issue of charging our phone instantly. This is so 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. Finally, the gap between concept and reality is starting to close up as the ongoing research into the graphene-like substance is beginning to yield a positive result.
Devices to benefit from Instant Charge
This is a technology that will be so useful in our digital life, for our gadgets are all going mobile. We all love the idea to instant charge our devices in minutes. These include phones, laptops, digital cameras, electric cars, inverters and any device that makes use of rechargeable batteries.
Forget about inductive, Fast Charge or all the fancy names we have and ain’t meeting up to promise. Instant charge is coming and all current charging technology will become obsolete in no time. I’m not sure how long I can wait, I so need instant charge to upgrade and have everything on a fast pace. This is my wish and I don’t know about you, or what do you want?
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