A new eco-friendly discovery can potentially replace lithium and extend the lifetime of mobile phone batteries by up to three times.
Good vibrations help extend battery life
A nanomaterial exposed to high-frequency sound waves could be the key to extending the life span of mobile phone batteries to almost a decade.
Researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT university believe MXene can be an alternative to extensively used lithium for batteries in the future.
MXene is a class of two-dimensional inorganic compounds first discovered in 2011 and is a highly adaptable material that can have a wide range of technological applications.
In the global shift from fossil fuels to other energy technologies, RMIT researchers believe MXene could prove to be an environmentally sound replacement for lithium, a key component of batteries.