Samsung claims to have created battery technology using graphene that can charge a standard Lithium-ion pack five times more quickly than conventional battery tech.
Researchers from Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology claim to have created a 'graphene ball' which can move electricity through it 140 times faster than silicon.
A smartphone battery made out of graphene, which is essentially an atomic-scale hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms, could potentially charge in 12 minutes as opposed to the hour or more that current Lithium-ion batteries take to charge up.
The problem with fast-charging is that it generates heat. So Samsung's researchers have devised a way to keep their graphene battery technology at no more than 60 degrees Celsius.
However, it will take some time before such technology can be absorbed into off-the-shelf products, such as next year's Samsung Galaxy S9.
If fact, there's precious little information around what Samsung plans to do with its graphene technology, other than the mind-bending technicalities of the actual research its researchers have done into graphene and its electrical abilities.
But it's good to see Samsung at least explore alternatives to the rather degradable Lithium-ion batteries.
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