UC Irvine students create lithium ion battery that lasts eternity

April 26, 2016 9:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

According to University of California Irvine, UCI doctoral candidate Mya Le Thai created nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement.

Ms. Thai invented the nanowire by “playing around, and she coated this whole thing with a very thin gel layer and started to cycle it.” – Penner, chair of UCI’s chemistry department

https://news.uci.edu/research/all-powered-up/

The invention was published at American Chemical Society’s Energy Letters.

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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00029

There is another research which has proven that lithium-ion cells can be made stable as well.

http://www.slashgear.com/these-batteries-could-last-forever-19398341/

Will Apple or Samsung ever use this lithium ion battery that can last the life-time of any device it powers?

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I seriously doubt it. Apple needs to sell its phone to consumers every 2 yrs. Apple nor Samsung wants batteries that last too long.

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