Researchers Mihri and Cengiz Ozkan, both professors in the Bourns College of Engineering (Photo: UCR)
Low-magniﬁcation and high-magniﬁcation SEM images of the cone-shaped carbon nanotube clusters (Image: UCR)
The three-step process for producing the cone-shaped carbon nanotube clusters (Image: UCR)
The new technology could allow lithium-ion batteries to charge 16 times faster than present models (Photo: Shutterstock)
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a silicon anode that would allow us to charge lithium-ion batteries up to 16 times faster than is currently possible. The new design relies on a three-dimensional, cone-shaped cluster of carbon nanotubes that could also result in batteries that hold about 60 percent more charge while being 40 percent lighter.
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