Newly developed Lithium-Imide batteries will have a much longer service life
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One of the major disadvantages of today’s mobile devices, crammed with an overabundance of functions is that they lack in battery life. Over the last two months, Notebookcheck told you about how Aluminum-Celmet developed in Japan can presumably triple the capacity of a Lithium-ion battery or how piezoelectric thin films can be used to supply power to your notebook; however none of these technologies are as ambitious as the one coming from the US-based company Leyden Energy.
Lithium-ion batteries managed to replace the old NiMH cells and made it possible for our shiny laptops to operate autonomously for a few hours. Nevertheless, they have certain limitations and also the unfortunate inclination to explode.
Apparently, Leyden Energy now employs a patented salt in the electrolytes of their Lithium-Imide batteries, which is capable of withstanding moisture much better. Furthermore, the new technology utilizes a conductive graphitic foil (instead of aluminum) for an enhanced heat tolerance. This results in a product that has a service life of three years.
Marc Juzkow, who is a VP of R&D and Engineering at Leyden was quoted as saying: “Even if you use your battery every single day for three years, you're still going to have 80% of your initial capacity remaining."
Reportedly, the Lithium-Imide batteries will have 1000+ charge cycles and if they become industry standard, users will be able to enjoy their portable devices for a longer period of time, before actually having to replace the original battery.