Israeli startup StoreDot has developed a Bio-Organic battery that can charge a dead Samsung Galaxy S4 to full power in 26 seconds. StoreDot demonstrated this at the Microsoft Think Next Conference in Tel Aviv.
There is very little detail available as of now on how the company managed to do this. While doing the demo, the company used a battery somewhere in size between a cigarette packet and a brick. As Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by 2600mAh battery, to charge that in 26 seconds, would require 100mAh of charge to be delivered every second.
The prototype used for demo is quite large and is not very suitable for commercial use. However the company did claim that manufacturing a commercial product should be an easy process, providing that a suitable facility for chemical processing can be found.
The battery uses self-assembling nano-crystals that are described as “stable, robust spheres” that are about 2.1 nanometers in diameter and made up of peptide molecules. They were first identified during Alzheimer’s disease research in Tel Aviv ten years ago and it suggested the technology could have a range of applications.
These include memory chips which can write three times faster than traditional flash memory, while nano-crystals could be used as a non-toxic alternative to cadmium in displays.
However such speed doesn’t come cheap. The bio-organic batteries are likely to be between 30 and 40 percent more expensive to produce while they will be twice as expensive to purchase compared with regular batteries.
StoreDot’s efforts are the latest attempt to charge power-hungry mobile devices quickly using novel methods