Although smartphones are now powered by large capacity batteries, however, the more juice, the better. With smartphone usage going high, the battery goes low pretty fast. Most of us charge our phones almost twice a day. Well, all this will be a thing of past. A US based startup – SolidEnergy is working on a new kind of battery that will offer two times more capacity than the lithium ion batteries.
Hu, a former researcher at MIT, founded SolidEnergy in 2012 with the goal of making ‘anode-free’ batteries. SolidEnergy will start to commercially launch these batteries next year. The increase in capacity will come by swapping the graphite as the anode and replacing with a much thinner lithium-metal foil. This will hold more ions, thus giving more storage capacity.
This technology will make the battery half the size of the lithium ion battery used in the iPhone 6, while offering a stronger electric current too – 2.0 amp hours, compared to the iPhone 6 battery’s 1.8 amp hours.
The company also plans to develop batteries for electric cars and drones.
You can learn more about this innovation here.