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    New Batteries Power Mobile Phones

    New Batteries Power Mobile Phones

    —Charging your smartphone in about one minute, does that sound appealing? For many years the battery technology that powers the electronics in your phone has lagged behind the electronics technology itself, but that might be about to change. Radical new developments in batteries are in the pipeline that will allow you to do just that.

    If the iPhone was made using old electronics technology, such as valves and mercury filled relay switches then, after allowing enough space between components to prevent overheating, it would be so large that you would just about be able to fit it in the new Wembley Arena.

    The latest batteries that are being developed for the mobile phone are known as nano-ball batteries

    Electronics development appears to follow what is known as Moore’s Law. This states that computing power doubles every one and a half years. This means that we can now pack into the area of a chip that would have held ten transistors in the mid sixties approximately 80 billion of them today.

    On the other hand, if battery technology had kept pace with the advancements in electronics that allows you to carry such an awesome computer and communicator such as the iPhone in your pocket, then a single battery charge would power your phone for at least a decade.

    The latest batteries that are being developed for the mobile phone are known as nano-ball batteries. When you charge the lithium battery in your phone lithium ions are removed from the cathode and are re-deposited on the anode and this is a slow process. Instead of the usual cathode the nano-ball batteries have cathodes made of millions of tiny balls of lithium iron phosphate and these give up their lithium at a much faster rate.

    In fact these new batteries are so efficient that theoretically a standard sized phone battery could be recharged in just 10 seconds. As it would take a very powerful and large charger to do this, the charging rate is likely to be reduced below the theoretical maximum, though expect to be able to charge your phone in a minute.

    These new batteries will also operate far more efficiently that normal lithium cells during the discharge part of the cycle, so they should substantially increase battery life too.

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    Posted 1/12/11

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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