Northwestern University

A team of Northwestern University engineers has created a new type of electrode for lithium-ion batteries — the kind regularly used to power cellphones and other mobile devices — that allows the batteries to hold a charge up to 10 times greater and which can also be charged 10 times faster than current batteries.

“We have found a way to extend a new lithium-ion battery’s charge life by 10 times,” said Harold H. Kung, lead author of a paper describing the research, originally published by the journal Advanced Energy Materials. The team’s work was described in a Northwestern University news article and reported by Government Computer News. Keep reading →