Technology News

Samsung Develops Phone Battery Life Doubling Technology

New Samsung Battery

Samsung-affiliated scientists claim to have discovered a way to increase the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries and the new technology could just about double the battery life of present-day smartphones.

The key to the new technology rests in the ability to take advantage of a silicon coating which supports graphene growth over nanoparticles without inducing a silicon carbide formation, as doing so would disrupt the transference of energy, and that’s what South Korean multinational conglomerate’s scientists managed to do with their graphene-coated silicon anodes.

The discovery was made by a team of Samsung-affiliated scientists who published the findings of their research last week in the journal Nature.

In order to pull off the trick, the team anchored graphene layers onto a silicone surface via a sliding process between adjacent graphene layers which was paired with a commercial lithium cobalt oxide cathode to achieve volumetric energy densities 1.8 times greater than those of current commercial lithium-ion batteries.

Even after their 200th charge cycle, the anodes created by the team held 1.5 times more volumetric energy density than the lithium-batteries of today.

While the Samsung-funded paper’s findings sound enticing, PC World notes in a report that it’s “just a research paper” for now, but the researchers are hopeful that this new technique might “serve as a prototype in advancing silicon anodes to commercially viable technology.”

According to the research paper, Samsung is presently in the process of patenting the new battery-improving technology.

In addition to increasing the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, the new technology would also improve upon the longevity of the next-generation batteries.

9 to 5 Google noted in a report that the new system could not only be used to increase battery power, but also to reduce the size of batteries and as a result: make phones even more compact than they already are.

In other news, Tesla Motors has unveiled a new $3,500 wall-mounted energy storage unit capable of powering a home.

Click to comment
To Top

Hi - We Would Love To Keep In Touch

If you liked this article then please consider joing our mailing list to receive the latest news, updates and opportunities from our team.

We don't want an impostor using your email address so please look for an email from us and click the link to confirm your email address.