Nanotechnology pioneer StoreDot Ltd has unveiled a ground-breaking battery capable of charging smartphones and other devices in just 30 seconds. This month StoreDot demonstrated the prototype of its ultra-fast-charge battery for the first time at Microsoft's Think Next symposium in Tel Aviv by fully charging a Samsung S4 smartphone from a dead battery in just 26 seconds.
StoreDot specializes in technology that is inspired by natural processes that are cost-effective and environmentally-friendly. According to StoreDot, their technology for energy storage can be applied in batteries for mobile devices, providing a sustainable solution that can replace lithium-ion batteries. Due to the size of StoreDot nanodots, the electrode capacitance is increased, resulting in next-generation batteries and super-capacitors that can be fully charged in minutes rather than hours.
The multifunctional nanodots are chemically synthesized bio-organic peptide molecules. These nanocrystals are made from peptides, short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.
StoreDot's bio-organic devices such as smartphone displays, provide much more efficient power consumption, and are eco-friendly; while other nanodot and quantum-dot technologies currently in use are heavy metal based, like cadmium, and, therefore, toxic, StoreDot nanodots are biocompatible. StoreDot's technology will allow them to synthesize new nanomaterials that can be used in a wide variety of applications.
Manufacturing Nanodots is also relatively inexpensive as they originate naturally, and utilize a basic biological mechanism of self-assembly. They can be made from a vast range of bio-organic raw materials that are readily available and environmentally friendly.
Based in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, StoreDot are developing and commercializing peptide-based technology based on their discovery of self-assembled nanodots of biological origin.
"The fast-charge battery is the result of our focus on commercializing the materials we have discovered. We're particularly pleased that this innovative nanotechnology, inspired by nature, not only changes the rules of mobile device capabilities, but is also environmentally-friendly," said Dr. Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot.
Source and top image: StoreDot Ltd
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