Pretty good actually because, apparently, replacing the carbon anode in Li-ION batteries with silicon boosts the charge life ten-fold. Li-ION batteries are like the ones used in mobile phones. It’s not quite that simple of course, but it is cool.
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The research team leader, Yi Cui, has already filed a patent application and hope to get battery manufacturers to adopt his new technology.
“It’s not a small improvement,” Cui said. “It’s a revolutionary development.”