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Indian Engineer With His Team Develops Battery That'll Make Phones Last For Five Days On A Single Charge
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One thing we all desire from our smartphones today is that it lasts long -- just like they used to - during the era of feature phones when a single charge could give you days worth of battery without worries. And while our phones today are more power-hungry than they used to be. The scientists have found a way to fix this problem for us.
 

 

First published in Science Advances, researchers at Monash University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a new battery using lithium and sulphur that can easily outperform current lithium-ion and lithium polymer batteries by four times.  Dr Mahdokht Shaibani is leading this project with Professor Mainak Majumder and Associate Professor Matthew Hill.
 
They’re using the same materials used in standard lithium-ion batteries, however, they’ve changed the configuration to use sulfur cathodes that enable higher stress loads without dropping overall capacity and performance of the batteries.
 
The application of these batteries are not just limited to smartphones, they can also be applied to electric cars, thus extending a vehicle’s range and performance without the need of recharging it over and over again.
 
 
Professor Majumder said in a statement, “Successful fabrication and implementation of Li-S batteries in cars and grids will capture a more significant part of the estimated $213 billion value chain of Australian lithium, and will revolutionize the Australian vehicle market and provide all Australians with a cleaner and more reliable energy market.”
 
 

 

He further added, “Our research team has received more than $2.5 million in funding from government and international industry partners to trial this battery technology in cars and grids from this year, which we’re most excited about.”
 
Battery manufacturing giants from Europe and China are interested in upscaling the overall process and have begun further testing for better optimisation.

 
 


 
 


 
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