One of the biggest challenges facing smartphone and mobile device manufacturers is the battery problem. As everything inside of the phone is getting more powerful, these components are in-turn draining the life from the battery. Also, as the other components are getting more and more powerful, the battery has remained, essentially, unchanged for the past several years. This leads to powerful devices, with batteries that can only power the phone for hours, that take hours to charge. Well, during TechCrunch Disrupt New York, we came across a startup that solves one of these battery problems: Nucleus Scientific.
Nucleus Scientific has developed a revolutionary new Intelligent Energy System technology that can charge certain off-the-shelf cells from 1% to 99% in as fast as a few minutes, while simultaneously extending lifetime. This enables the design of smartphones that can fully charge in minutes with considerably longer lifetimes, as well as electric vehicles that can charge up in the same amount of time that it takes to pump a tank of gas, thereby eliminating concerns about range and greatly increasing their expected lifetime.1
As noted in the passage above, Nucleus Scientific’s technology not only allows for rapid recharging of batteries, but it also drastically extends the lifetime of batteries. This technology is not confined to smartphone batteries; it can be applied to just about any type of battery. In fact, according to a TechCrunch write up on Nucleus Scientific, the company aims to incorporate their technology into electric vehicles, so that “a Tesla can be fully recharged in the amount of time it takes to pump a tank of gas.”2
We had a chance to speak with the Nucleus Scientific team during TC Disrupt NY a few weeks ago. They told us a bit more about the technology and how it will be implemented:
Nucleus Scientific has developed a revolutionary new Intelligent Energy System technology that can charge certain off-the-shelf cells from 1% to 99% in as fast as a few minutes, while simultaneously extending lifetime.
- NucleusScientific.com ▲
- Matt Burns, TechCrunch, “Nucleus Scientific Launches To Revolutionize Batteries,” 5 May 2015 ▲