What are we waiting for each time when Apple shows a new iPhone? Correctly, there is any improvement in the battery area, whether it's charging speed or increasing battery life. Against this backdrop, a team from the University of Texas created a new kind of battery that could turn our view of the battery into an iPhone.
The team, led by John Goodenough, the 94-year-old creator of the first lithium-ion battery, created a new battery that is not only safer but also more powerful, and also capable of charging much faster than the usual batteries. As reported by PCWorld, the presented battery is completely solid, it does not have liquid components, whereas in conventional lithium-ion batteries, the electrolyte separates the cathode and the anode. In this case, a special glass substance replaced the liquid electrolyte.
Therefore, a solid-state battery can not explode, which means that the risk of repeating the situation with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is completely excluded. In addition, the new battery is capable of charging in minutes and can provide a longer battery life of the smartphone.
Of course, some time must pass before the discovery of the scientist reaches the new generation of the iPhone, but here, unlike numerous patents, Apple is more or less clear. Still, Goodenf's lithium-ion batteries are now installed in millions of devices, and were once also considered a revolutionary discovery.