Biggest problem these days with smartphones is the battery performance; even the most renowned brands of smartphones don’t provide battery that could last long. The new technology by Samsung to double the smartphones battery life could help out the users to solve their battery problems.
Research to Double the Smartphones Battery Life done at SAIT
Jong Hwan and Hyuk Son, members of Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology and Energy Material Lab (SAIT) in South Korea led the research to develop the materials that can potentially double the smartphones battery life. They worked jointly with other associated Korean researchers of materials science and used silicone cathode material and high-crystalline graphene to produce the Lithium-Ion batteries with double capacity. Samsung is currently in the process of patenting the technology.
According to the report posted on nature.com “The graphene layers anchored onto the silicon surface accommodate the volume expansion of silicon via a sliding process between adjacent graphene layers. When paired with a commercial lithium cobalt oxide cathode, the silicon carbide-free graphene coating allows the full cell to reach volumetric energy densities of 972 and 700 Wh l−1 at first and 200th cycle, respectively, 1.8 and 1.5 times higher than those of current commercial lithium-ion batteries.”
Researchers from Samsung said that the new technology by Samsung to double the smartphones battery life will be able to improve the performance and power of not only mobile devices such as smartphones, tabs and smartwatches, but also for electric vehicles. It is not clear whether the company will be teaming up with EV manufacturers such as General Motors, who recently unleashed the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt.
Unfortunately, the users will have to wait for a few years before this new technology by Samsung to double the smartphones battery life can make the jump from its research lab to its smartphone factories. Till then, we have to go with the same old batteries, though we can expect to see some incremental improvements in the coming years.