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MIT : Lithium formula to let battery charge in seconds

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:27 am
by evnow
This is old news. Still, interesting ...

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewab ... um-battery
Materials scientists at MIT report that they’ve invented a new kind of lithium-ion battery that can fully charge or discharge in seconds instead of minutes.


Even more interesting is the dispute about it ...

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/the-sma ... s-disputed
A new material enabling lithium-ion batteries to charge in just 10 to 20 seconds is either too good to be true or more than 10 times better than advertised. Those are the battle lines in a dispute that’s been erupting since late May among battery researchers over whether the material has the potential to transform the usability of electric vehicles (EVs).

Re: MIT : Lithium formula to let battery charge in seconds

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:00 am
by garygid
One wonders if patent rights squabbles will hold back battery applications for another 20 years.

There are some things that are important enough to be shared.

Re: MIT : Lithium formula to let battery charge in seconds

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:56 am
by mitch672
garygid wrote:One wonders if patent rights squabbles will hold back battery applications for another 20 years.

There are some things that are important enough to be shared.
It's all about "the Benjamins" :) A123 was started by a researcher/professor from MIT as well, who was researching battery technology as well. I'm sure if the product can be commercialized, it will be done...