New technology definitely seems to aim at saving our time, and a bendable battery that could charge a smartphone in 60 seconds perfectly fits in that category. Stanford University researchers have invented a flexible, high-performance aluminum battery that charges in a minute. Also Read - 5 things to do to save your smartphone's battery from an early retirement
While an iPhone 6 takes around two hours to fully charge its in-built battery, if it was fitted with the aluminum power source it would be completely topped up in around 60 seconds. According to reports, the new bendable battery will keep going for more than seven times as long as a lithium-ion battery and a traditional battery can be recharged around 1,000 times, while the new one can withstand 7,500 cycles.
Hongjie Dai, Professor of chemistry at Stanford University, said that their battery has everything else one did dream that a battery should have, i.e., inexpensive electrodes, safety, high-speed charging, flexibility and long cycle life.
Stanford graduate student Ming Gong said that lithium batteries could go off in an unpredictable manner in the air, the car or in one’s pocket and besides safety, they had achieved major breakthroughs in aluminum battery performance.
Gong concluded that another feature of the aluminum battery was flexibility as one could bend it and fold it, so it had the potential for use in flexible electronic devices.