Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries the most powerful yet

May 17th, 2013 § 0 comments

Using a vaguely described 3-D structure researches have developed a micro battery that they claim out powers even the best super-capacitors.

With so much power, the batteries could enable sensors or radio signals that broadcast 30 times farther, or devices 30 times smaller. The batteries are rechargeable and can charge 1,000 times faster than competing technologies — imagine juicing up a credit-card-thin phone in less than a second.

No mention of the cost to produce these batteries or whether it’s even feasible to manufacture them in bulk but that’s really besides the point. The battery revolution is coming and it’s going to change everything.

Image courtesy of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Ions flow between 3-D micro-electrodes in a lithium ion battery.


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