Forget power banks, Samsung engineers have created a graphene-based battery booster that could charge smartphones, and other electronic devices, up to five times faster. This ultra-thin layer of carbon is 200 times stronger than steel, and spheres of this material developed by the company managed to boost the capacity of a traditional lithium-ion battery by almost 45%, while dramatically reducing its charging time. Lithium-ion batteries currently take 1-hour to recharge, but Samsung claims this could be cut to just 12-minutes with their graphene spheres. Continue reading for another video and more information.
"Samsung, based in Seoul, South Korea, announced its graphene balls can be attached to traditional batteries. The firm hopes its invention will one day help to create long-life electric car batteries that charge significantly faster than current models. Samsung researchers found a way to use or silica to synthesize graphene like three-dimensional popcorn," reports Daily Mail.