However good quality of batteries are now available in the market, what is certain is that their life cycles are quite still limited. After a while of use, it is common for smartphones, tablets and other devices can not sustain the same way the load given initially. Well, this may be the end of this situation, or at least the start of it. Today we get to know umma discovered battery accidentally made by researchers from UC Irvine.
Accidentally, these researchers found a way to charge batteries for 200 thousand times. When replacing the lithium used in batteries with a mixture of plated gold nanotubes in electrolytic gel , they managed to make a kind of component lost only 5% of full capacity after 200 000 recharges. Although similar techniques have already been used in the past, it had not yet found a solution to the problem. Although nanotubes are seen as a dream material for the production of batteries, they corrode relatively easily after a few thousands of cartridges that use lithium.
What complicates slightly the commercial use is the fact that gold is an expensive metal although researchers believe that Nickel can be used in place of this metal. It remains to make this implementation and follow a massive scale in the testing phase to really tell if this is a viable solution, but it would be nice to know that we would have batteries “long-life”. With the latest arrival of N applications we use in smartphone consume the battery all day, this new technology would be well received by all users.