Created high-capacity battery for smartphone sugar




Created high-capacity battery for smartphone sugar

In the not so distant future smartphone owners can use the battery that runs on sugar solution and biodegradation allocates water alone. It addresses issues concerning disposal of toxic batteries.

This is not the first time the development of the sugar battery, but it is researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute managed to come up with a solution with a high energy density – much higher than previous counterparts. As stated by the study leader Professor Percival Zhang, such a battery will last longer than the lithium-ion before require recharging. Moreover, it is cheaper to manufacture and is biodegradable.

Sugar is an ideal source of energy found in nature. So it is only logical that we try to use environmentally safe power of nature to produce the battery – the professor says.

According to news agency United Press International, to release energy from sugar to generate electricity Zhang and his colleagues went through enzymatic synthesis. Expensive platinum, is often used as a catalyst, the scientists replaced the cheap enzymes. As with the other fuel cells that generates electricity by combining air and fuel. Byproduct here is water.

Slowly, step by step with an enzyme cascade we release all electronic charges stored in a sugar solution – says Zhang.

Unlike other fuel cells, these do not apply to explosive or flammable substances, and are environmentally friendly. According to the researchers, this technology can be commercialized within the next three years. It will be used in cellular phones, tablet computers, portable consoles and other electronic devices.

The findings are published in the scientific journal Nature.

Previously, scientists have found a way to produce electricity from the products of human activity. Upon learning this, Microsoft founder Bill Gates did not spare money for the charging system smartphone urine .
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