Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 14:48

MIT comes up with superfast charging battery

Written by Nick Farell
y_exclamation

Fills up in seconds
Boffins at MIT, have come up with something which could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to batteries.

The new battery relies on an innovative architecture called a semi-solid flow cell, in which solid particles are suspended in a carrier liquid and pumped through the system. The positive and negative electrodes are composed of particles suspended in a liquid electrolyte.

According to a paper penned by Mihai Duduta and graduate student Bryan Ho, and published May 20 in the journal Advanced Energy Materials, the battery separates the storing energy until it is needed, and discharging that energy when it needs to be used into different areas. This can reduce the size and the cost of a complete battery system, including all of its structural support and connectors, to about half the current levels.

Another potential advantage is that in vehicle applications, such a system would permit the possibility of “refueling” the battery by pumping out the liquid goo and pumping in a fresh, freshly charged replacement.


Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments