Instant Battery Recharging Discovered by MIT
The EETimes broke a story that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
revealing a recharge rate "as little as 10 seconds) instead of six minutes or
more per cell."
Now am I challenged in my perception of time or is that
faster than I can pump gas into a car?
The simple story on how they got a 36 X improvement to
achieve virutally instant re-charging is they discovered that the chemical
lithium iron phosphate mostly worked at the surface level.
So they created tunnels to create more surface. ;-)
The report does not mention any reduction in the weight. And
it makes sense to me that if you have removed material to create tunnels, you
are carrying less weight.
The EETimes contiuned with durablity compartable to bulk
material in testing so far.
An additional benefit is all this ‘tunnelling' allow for
more energy to be deliver out of the
battery. Enough juice can be had to deliver performance on a par with gas
The National Science Foundation along with the Materials
Research Science and Engineering along with Batteries for Advanced
Transportation Technologies (BATT).
The BATT Program is supported by the U.S. Department of
Energy Office of Vehicles Technologies (FCVT) to
help develop high-performance rechargeable batteries for use in electric
vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs).
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