Imagine a Future When Smartphone Batteries Can Be Recharged in 10 MInutes

When most of us think about phone batteries, these thoughts generally focus on how long batteries last during the day. There is, however, another time factor involving phone batteries: Recharging time. Recharging a phone’s battery to a full charge usually takes a couple of hours. This is generally an overnight task that most people don’t think about. But, there are times when a fast charge would be really appreciated. How would you feel about a phone battery that could be fully charged in 10 minutes? This doesn’t exist yet. But, it is a goal of a project by researchers from Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Vorbeck Materials Corp., and Princeton University.

Battery research could lead to shorter recharge time for cell phones (R&D Mag)