Gallery: New Tiny Lithium Ion Battery is 2,000x More Powerful and Can C...


With lithium ion batteries, it used to be that you would have to choose between power and storage capacity. But researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have proven that it is possible to have the best of both worlds with their new microbattery. Led by William P. King, the team published their results in the journal Nature Commincations this week. Their technology could enable radio signals that could be broadcast 30 times farther and create devices 30 times smaller. The amazing new battery is able to be charged 1,000 times faster than rival batteries, and it’s about 2,000 times more powerful than its competitors.

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  1. msyin April 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    And they said battery technology had reached it\’s peak?! Is it possible for this to be applied to electric cars and their charge time and cost? This would be great for large facilities that generate their own electricity during they day and need storage to continue to supply energy at night when their is no sun or if there is no wind.
    I am looking forward to more news about this, it will have a huge impact on everything.

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