Samsung’s Graphene batteries charge to nearly 50% in 12 minutes
Samsung’s carbon allotrope Graphene batteries could be the next big thing.
Graphene is currently used to power things like electric vehicles and even some smartphones. Samsung went ahead and found a way to process this material into a ball. The ball is then able to power smartphones on a larger scale.
This kind of technology will allow you to rapidly charge your phone the way a lot of electric vehicles do. They charge quickly to a specific percentage capacity before they trickle off. Samsung states that this battery will charge to about 45% is just a quick 12 minutes. That’s impressive.
Imagine going to a McDonald’s and charging your 1% battery to 45% faster than you can eat a Big Mac meal. That’s convenient.
They’re currently working on a way to make this ball material into a large-scale project for production level…production. Graphene is fused with silica in order to make these balls and used for both the protective anode layer and cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries. This allows for faster charging and a bigger capacity as well.
Samsung has already patented two separate entries for this process and technology, so graphene batteries aren’t so far off. We may see the tech mass-produced graphene smartphone rolling out.