A group of scientists from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have developed a fast-charge lithium-ion battery that can be recharged 30 to 120 times faster than conventional Li-Ion batteries. The team believes it can build a battery pack for electric vehicles that can be fully charged in less than a minute.
The cathode material — standard lithium manganese oxide (LMO) — is soaked in a solution containing graphite and then carbonized. This process results in the creation of the fast-charging li-ion battery. These networks of carbonized graphite effectively act like blood vessels, allowing every part of the battery to recharge at the same time — thus speeding up recharge by 30 to 120 times.