The Future of Batteries

Batteries, just like many other technologies, are shrinking in size while holding a greater charge than its bulkier predecessors, because of the capabilities of Lithium-Ion batteries. This same trend is continuing with the newest technology, Aluminum- Ion batteries. According to a study done by Stanford scientists, Aluminum-Ion batteries charge much faster, and hold a much greater charge than Lithium-Ion batteries, but they only produce an output of 2 V with a weak energy density, so scientists will have to improve upon that before the technology may become mass produced. Another cool property of Aluminum-Ion batteries is that even after thousand of charges there was no capacity decay, and with Lithium Ion batteries their capacity almost fully decays after a few hundred charges. This new technology, in my opinion, is going to revolutionize the future of our technology.

Here is the link to the study done by Stanford.



  1. Better for the environment too, lithium ion batteries have to be specially processed once their shelf life has been reached.

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