StoreDot, a company based out of Tel Aviv, Israel has developed a battery technology that can charge your phone’s battery in under one minute. You can see a video demonstrating this here:
The nanotechnology powering this system was actually discovered through Alzheimer’s research. A particular protein that shortens neurons (causing Alzheimer’s) also showed particularly high capacitance, demonstrating a property called “charge trapping”.
We think this could have massive positive impact on making electric cars more practical, removing the main drawback of batteries over gasoline (charging time).
StoreDot discribes themselves thus:
StoreDot is a company with a ground-breaking technology, based on its discovery of new generation, self-assembled Nanodots of biological origin. Representing elementary biological building blocks, these multifunctional Nanodots are at the core of several patented innovations by StoreDot, and constitute the future nanotechnology and advanced nano-photonic devices, including smartphones, TV’s, energy storage devices and more.
These nano- crystals are uniform in size, 2 nanometers in diameter, and consist of bioorganic peptide molecules. They possess multi-functional intrinsic properties such as: unique fluorescence within the visible region; electrochemical, charge trapping, piezoelectric, nonlinear optical and others.
StoreDot’s novel approach of applying visible fluorescing Nanodots introduces a dramatic improvement in essential components of environmentally-friendly flexible displays. Due to their electrochemical attributes Nanodots are being used for preparing of new generation-batteries and supercapacitors. Bioorganic Nanodots have the potential to enhance current technologies of smartphones and TV displays, batteries, bio-LEDs, and bio-lasers. Furthermore, their biocompatibility presents a unique opportunity to apply them in nanomedicinal technology, drug delivery, food security labeling and more.
Learn more about them at StoreDot.com.