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New Battery Technology & The Future

There has been slow progress in the field of battery technology. However much we have seen the introduction of fast charging batteries, still, there is more to tap in this space. New battery technology is slowly taking shape with the idea of supercapacitor and graphene batteries being enhanced by researchers.

Perhaps graphene supercapacitor batteries, as we would see later would bring to fore batteries that would be long lasting. In smartphones, we have seen batteries that can charge fast but still witness the ones that can last for up to a week or so.

Supercapacitor batteries

The future is all about efficiency. Have you imagined charging your laptop in just 10 minutes? Capacitor batteries also known as ultracapacitor batteries come to deliver the promise. Unlike the chemical batteries, there is no chemical reaction that takes place and thus is more friendly to the environment and does not degrade with time. That is one of the advantages that you will find with capacitor batteries, the battery of the future.

One of the challenges currently faced by scientists and researchers is the fact that supercapacitors store less power as compared to chemical batteries, in the same space. In addition, they also lose power so fast, and that ushers in the idea of graphene batteries.

Graphene batteries

Due to the weakness portrayed by supercapacitor batteries, graphene comes to shape the future of supercapacitors and scientists are investing heavily in this space. Graphene since it was discovered in 2004, has remained to be a wonder material. Being a good conductor of electricity and heat, plus its light nature, there is so much potential for this wonder material to enhance the power of supercapacitors in shaping new battery technology.

Graphene battery vs lithium ion battery

Graphene batteries would bring more conductivity than lithium-ion batteries. This enhances the charging as it would charge faster and also delivers more power. The other difference that exists is the potential to remain cool since they conduct heat away faster than Lithium batteries. That translates to a longer lifespan.

Graphene batteries are also environmentally friendly since they do not degrade. As mentioned earlier, in graphene supercapacitors, there is no reaction and that means no substance is released into the environment.

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