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Dr James Quach from the University of Adelaide has planned to use his experience with quantum mechanics to build the world's first quantum battery— a super battery with the potential for instantaneous charging.
Dr Quach said the battery could also be used in small electronic devices such as a watch, iPad or computer or any other product that relies on stored energy.
"So for example your mobile phone at the moment will take, I don't know, thirty minutes or an hour to charge with the quantum battery and if we are successful it would have instantaneous charging so it would revolutionize the energy storage industry," he said.
"In terms of time frames, I'm hoping to demonstrate this over the next six months and then after that try and take it further by scaling it up and making it more robust.
"For me, and I think most physicists would agree, that a quantum battery is one of the lower hanging fruits which I think we can develop quite quickly and get to a stage that it can be used in one form or another.
The concept of the battery will be developed at Adelaide University and could allow electronic devices to be fully charged instantly. Dr James Quach said that once developed, the battery could be charged in less than a second. "So for example your mobile phone at the moment will take, I don't know, thirty minutes or an hour to charge with the quantum battery and if we are successful it would have instantons charging so it would revolutionize the energy storage industry," he said.Text
originally posted by: scojak
Awesome! Another technology that will immensely change the world for the better! So efficient that we'll almost never need to buy new batteries!
Death of Dr James Quach by suicide, two shots to the back of the head, on my mark. 3-2-1-mark.
The concept of the battery will be developed at Adelaide University
originally posted by: [post=23618055]myselfaswell[/post
demonstrate this over the next six months
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: myselfaswell
Now this is very good indeed, instantly recharge electric cars, planes and ship's.
Of course it is also bad.
If something can be charged instantly it can also be discharged instantly bringing ready made EMP bomb's into the hand's of the idiot terrorists as well as rapid discharge energy weapon's reducing the size of there power source due to the ability to rapidly discharge into whatever form of energy they need.
Over all a necessary step in the right direction but all sciences are open to abuse, think like a fox to catch a fox.
Dr Quach said eventually the hope would be to produce large quantum batteries which could provide opportunities for the renewable energy sector.
He said that unlike ordinary batteries — which take the same amount of time to charge no matter how many you have — the theory is that quantum batteries would charge faster, the more you have of them.
"If one quantum battery takes one hour to charge, then two would take 30 minutes, three would take 20 minutes, and so on, he said.
"If you had 10,000 batteries, they would all charge in less than a second."