MU researchers developing technology to extend battery life

University of Missouri researchers are working on technology they say could make the battery of a laptop or cell phone last up to 100 times longer.

Says Deepak K. Singh, the MU physics and astronomy professor developing the technology: “Phones could potentially last for years.”

Singh and his team are working with magnetic diodes, which are electrical components that conduct electricity in one direction. Changing the path of electricity can result in the loss of energy and the production of heat.

According to Singh, his technology will slow that loss of energy, leading to longer-lasting batteries.

The diode is not finished yet, but Singh said it should be ready for commercial production in the next two years.

Read more: Columbia Missourian

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