Mobile battery that charges in a minute

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(CNBC) Stanford University researchers  have unveiled a battery that can be charged in one minute.
 The aluminium battery is an alternative to the current lithium-ion batteries used in smart phones.  Researchers claim it will not damage the environment or be combustible.

“We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, and lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames,” said Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford in a statement.

The new battery is believed to not catch fire even if it is drilled through.

Two key characteristics of the battery is that it is bendable, allowing it to be used in potentially flexible devices, and costs very little to produce.

The researchers said a viable aluminum battery has been the subject of years of research but a key challenge has been finding materials capable of producing sufficient voltage after repeated cycles of charging and discharging.

 

Isn’t this an amazing invention?

 

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