Tired of dying battery of your smart phone, laptops, and other gadgets? Well, UCI researcher found a battery that will last a lifetime
Accidents have led to many scientific discoveries be it vaccine, penicillin or a Super Battery!
While many scientist and chemistry geniuses try to prolong battery life; Researcher Mya Li Thai created a battery that will last longer than the lives of the devices! as she was experimenting around the lab with different things.
Her curiosity was payed off by her new finding that open new possibilities in science. She coated a set of gold nano-wires in manganese dioxide and a Plexiglas (polymethyl methacrylate)-like electrolyte gel.
According to Reginald Penner, Chair of the UCI’s chemistry department, “She started to cycle these gel capacitors, and that’s when we got the surprise,”
“Thai said, ‘this thing has been cycling 10,000 cycles and it’s still going.’ She came back a few days later and said ‘it’s been cycling for 30,000 cycles.’ That kept going on for a month.”
An average laptop battery lasts 300 to 500 charge cycles. The nano battery made 200,000 cycles in three months. That would extend the life of the average laptop battery by about 400 years! Imagine that!
Our devices would be long gone but our batteries will last.
Now we can relax and wait for a finished product that would replace all our old batteries which we will only find in science museums. So love your mortal batteries while they last.
Here is Thai talking about her discovery/invention: