Using glass in lithium ion batteries could double capacity

Futurity covers a development in battery technology that uses vanadium-borate glass rather than crystals to improve the endurance of lithium ion batteries: although still being researched, the extra juice could be put to use in consumer and commercial settings, including energy capture and storage.

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Source: Futurity

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Longer lasting batteries that charge in a fraction of the time

Inhabitat reports on new variant of lithium-ion batteries that can seemingly charge to 70% in two minutes. The batteries are also slated to have a much longer life cycle – perhaps 20 years. The researchers, based in Singapore, have modified existing technology, using titanium oxide gel – which speeds up the charging process, making the battery last 20-times longer and charge 20-times as fast than traditional lithium-ion batteries.

Source: Inhabitat