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【abstract】 Graphene battery is a new-energy battery by taking advantage of speedy and ample shutting activities between the surface of graphene and the electrode of lithium-ion.

Graphene battery is a new-energy battery by taking advantage of speedy and ample shutting activities between the surface of graphene and the electrode of lithium-ion.

It is a new battery developed by Nanotek Apparatus Co., Ltd. in Ohio, US, by taking advantage of speedy and ample shutting activities between the surface of graphene and the electrode of lithium-ion. This new battery can compress the charging time to less than one minute. Analytical staffs reckon that industrialization of speedy-charging graphene battery in the future will bring about reform of the battery industry and will propel reform of new energy automobile industry.

Development Prospect

Success of the experimentation phase of new graphene battery is, without doubt, a new development point for the battery industry. Battery technology is the biggest threshold to vigorously propel and advance electric cars. Battery industry is going through a bottleneck phase for development of lead-acid cell and lithium battery. Successful research and development of graphene battery devices signifies that new reform will be brought to the battery industry and the electric car industry once it is put for mass production.

Thanks to its unique particularities, graphene is called ‘magic material’. Scientists even forebode that it ‘will thoroughly alter the 21st century’. According to Professor Colin Bailey, deputy principal of University of Manchester, ‘graphene might thoroughly change ample applications of all sorts ranging from smart phone and superspeed broadband to delivery of drugs and computer chips’.

Researchers in UCLA have launched a minitype supercapacitor based on graphene. Pony in size, the supercapacitor can outnumber common batteries by 1000 folds in its charging speed. It can charge phone or a vehicle within seconds. It can be used to produce small-sized components.

The technological breakthrough of mini-type supercapacitor can be said as to bring about revolutionary progress to the battery. Planographic printing technology is mainly used to produce it that calls for abundant human resources and cost and hence hinders its commercial application. Commonly-seen DVD recorders and inexpensive materials can be applied at home to produce over 100 minitype graphene super-capacitors in a disc within 30 minutes.

Thanks to the application prospect of graphene, many countries would establish their own research and development center on relevant technologies of graphene and attempt to commercialize graphene so as to acquire potential patent for application in sectors correlated with industry, technology and electronics. The European Commission takes graphene as a ‘future emerging flagship technology project’. It sets up special research and development planning and will allot 1 billion euro as expenditure for the follow-up decade. The British government will also submit investment in establishing its National Graphene Institution (NGI) in an attempt to bring the material to the assembly line and the market from the lab in the following decades.


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