Researcher Han Lin created a new type of super battery using a form of carbon called graphene, which is one of the strongest materials on Earth. He used a 3D printer to create the graphene sheets, resulting in a cost-effective energy storage method that could soon replace the batteries in our cell phones, laptops, and even electric cars. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The new supercapacitor’s ultra-quick charging time – just minutes compared to hours needed by a lithium-based battery – is its primary selling point, as it eliminates the inconvenience of long charging times. The graphene-enhanced battery also costs less than a traditional lithium ion battery over the course of its lifetime, due to its unique ability to withstand more recharges without losing strength,” reports Inhabitat.