New Nanotech Technology Will Charge Your Phone In Seconds

And leave your battery at 100% for days

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Despite phone batteries drastically improving over the years, you still have to religiously plug in before going to bed or else risk the 9% panic speed walk to the tube.

But there could be a solution on the way. Scientists at the University of Central Florida have developed a thin, flexible supercapacitor which offers high energy battery capabilities. This nanotechnology solves the issue of our electronic devices becoming more powerful but reducing in size.

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According to lead researcher Yeonwoong Jung, "We developed a simple chemical synthesis approach so we can very nicely integrate the existing materials with the two-dimensional materials." This means the two dimensional supercapacitor is able to hold the same energy as a lithium-ion battery without increasing in size.

The new supercapacitor battery
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Better yet, the material used (called transition-metal dichalcogenides or TMD) transfers electrons more quickly than a regular battery which means lightning-fast charging. They also don't degrade over time, lasting over 30,000 charge cycles - comparatively your lithium-ion iPhone battery starts to wear after 300-500 cycles and won't last after 1,500 charging cycles.

"If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn't need to charge it again for over a week," researcher Nitin Choudhary explained.

The technology is currently being patented so will be while before it is upgrading your smartphone experience, but just imagine Glastonbury without battery-induced anxiety.