Intro :

Industry alike has been waiting for a better battery one that charges faster and lasts longer a material called graphene has promised this since its Discovery in 2004. There have been many recent steps toward building better batteries, but nothing in the form of a product that you can actually buy it. But today we’re going to look at something different a real.

Graphene enhanced battery has just hit the market and is available to the public. It hints at the first glimpse of a new wave of Battery Technology. Let’s take a look.

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Graphene

What is Graphene?

Graphene has its origins in graphite the stuff that pencils are made from graphite essentially is a 3D arrangement of carbon atoms. When you change the arrangement of atoms to a 2d structure, that is flat you end up with graphene, graphene structure was just a theory until 2004, when two scientists at the University of Manchester created the first sample of the substance there were polishing a sample of graphite would tape and noticed that extremely thin flakes stuck to the tape.

This inspired them to create the thinnest sample possible and as a result, graphene was born the discovery shook the scientific community and in 2010. The two scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize. So, it may not sound like much but changing the arrangement of atoms from 3D to 2D unlocks incredible physical properties, graphene is over 100 times stronger than steel while being incredibly thin at only one atom thick. It’s so strong that just two Atomic layers of the material can be bulletproof. It’s almost completely transparent extremely light and is the best conductor of electricity and heat known to man. These conductivity properties are perfect for electrical applications. This brings us back to the battery.

Graphene
Graphene

Real graphene a company out of Los Angeles has been researching graphene batteries for years and they’ve beaten everyone to the punch by bringing actual graphene in the battery, Market Digital Trends spoke to the CEO, Samuel Kong about some of the technology. So I’ll be including some of his statements in the episode. So first things first, how long does their battery take to charge? Well with an average phone battery of about 3000 milliamp hours. You’re looking at around one and a half hours to get From zero to a hundred per cent for these graphene-enhanced batteries. It’s 20 minutes to achieve this you need to use a 60-watt charging brick though. If you pumped 60 watts into a regular battery, it would fry itself. The graphene battery also has a longer lifetime. Most phone batteries can last around 600 charge cycles.

The new batteries are rated for 1,500 cycles for the same capacity to top it all off. It’s safer than regular batteries as well because the Generates much less heat and runs much cooler, Samuel Kong explains graphene is an amazing conductor of heat and electricity lithium doesn’t like it when you put a lot of energy in and when you take a lot of energy out, we’ve applied graphene in two different ways. We mix it in the solution with lithium plus we’ve added a composite layer like a sheet of it in the lithium battery it acts as a conductor for the electricity and doesn’t generate as much heat.

So as mentioned you can already buy one of these graphene-enhanced batteries. It comes in the form of a power bank called the g100 at 10,000 milliamp hours or three times the average phone capacity. It’s rated to fully charge from empty in about half an hour. And that’s what the 100-watt charger a second version.

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The g100 max will hold twice the capacity of the YouTube channel. Gary explains has a good video on the initial testing of the g100 and it is legitimate with a 60-watt charger. He managed to charge 10,000 milliamp hours and 50 minutes to highlight. That’s the equivalent of charging your phone in about 16 minutes and without the dangers of overheating the battery. But the most exciting thing is that this is just the start the company real graphene is in talks with many industry Partners to provide batteries. In fact, they’ve already built them and testing is already underway. The company is working on making graphene batteries for everything from watches to battery-powered golf carts as, Kong States quote will be seeing graphene batteries in actual Big Brand devices within a year, not in every single device, but trickling down from the higher end first people think graphene is a thing of the future, but I’m here to correct them.

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Graphene

It’s here now. We create a battery that can charge Superfast is very cool and has a long life in terms of charge cycles. He goes on to mention that a lot of companies that claim to be Graphene are actually using graphite as a three-dimensional cousin. Therefore. They don’t have any of the amazing benefits. So here’s a question. How do you make these things making graphene in sheet form is a complex process especially in the amount needed for Consumer? Use graphene is massively expensive a few years ago one kilo of graphene cost $300,000. Thanks to advancements in the manufacturing process. This cost is falling dramatically in 2010. It used to be around $1,000 per cubic centimetre and now it’s only one cent an average sheet goes for around $25. And this is the key to why graphene is finally coming online.

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Are Graphene batteries available?

They are not yet available. We can expect them to see in future.

Will graphene replace lithium?

Yes, it will definitely replace the lithium as well as silicon batteries in future.

Are Graphene batteries expensive?

No, Graphene batteries would not be expensive.

So tomorrow, if a phone manufacturer wanted to use real graphene’s battery, could the company pull it off CEO, Samuel Kong thinks so quote.

It’s quite easy for us to scale up because we make the graphene we could do this either by using a battery facility owned by a manufacturer or by partnering with another battery firm and scaling isn’t the only thing that would be easy even swapping out the battery on the phone manufacturers end would be painless quote adding a graphene sheet, doesn’t affect the attributes of the cell. It contains only 125 Atomic layers thick and this doesn’t affect the physical properties at all. It’s an easy Plug and Plays because the cells can be in the same shape and size.

You get the immediate benefits of graphene. So, there must be a downside and there is a graphene battery that would add about 30% extra cost to the battery component of a phone, but I’m sure some consumers wouldn’t mind. So in my view.

This is exceptionally encouraging for graphene. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Ugh only by just incorporating a sheet of graphene into a battery. We’re seeing such Improvement the more graphene that gets introduced. More advantages will see but to be clear even though the overall battery life is increased in terms of the life cycle. The actual capacity has increased that much using this method for that. We have to look to Samsung in the world of batteries. The last remaining hurdle is the higher capacity per unit volume in Samsung.

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Graphene

They have about 30% more energy density than regular lithium-ion batteries. So they should last around 30% longer according to the company. These batteries should be coming to market next year. I’ve already done a detailed video on the Samsung battery and I’ll leave it for you in the description. So some final thoughts to finish off. Just imagine when graphing technology is fully matured.

It could mean a world of Rent, not only for mobile phones and laptops but most excitingly electric cars and electric planes not even to mention grid energy storage Beyond this it could change Material Science and Engineering. This is especially interesting for my University. The thesis was in the realm of materials engineering so I have been following this and we’ll continue to follow this very closely. I hope you learned something from that and if you did feel free to subscribe to our newsletter.

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