Charge a battery in just six minutes

By on March 7, 2005

A rechargeable battery that can be fully charged in just 6 minutes, lasts 10 times as long as today’s rechargeables and can provide bursts of electricity up to three times more powerful is showing promise in a Nevada lab.

Altair Technologies of Reno has created a new type of Li-ion cell in which the anode has an exceptionally high surface area. This allows electrons to enter and leave it quickly – making fast recharging possible and providing high currents when needed.

Via New Scientist.

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