Graphene was discovered in 2004, when scientists Andrew Giem and Konstantin Novoselov created the sample from graphite. Ever since then, the world has been waiting to see graphene in action. At Real Graphene, we’ve created a superfast charging battery that lasts longer and is completely portable. Today, we’re going to take a look at exactly how we are able to produce such a revolutionary graphene battery.
Graphene is an incredibly thin compound that is filled with enormous potential. It is only one atom thick, but provides a few key elements that are perfect for advancing batteries. Graphene acts as the ultimate heat and electricity conductor which enables the lithium battery to stay much cooler. This in turn allows for rapid charging speeds, up to five times as fast as your typical phone battery. Another amazing benefit of a graphene enhanced battery is its advanced lifespan. A normal phone battery charger lasts from 300-500 charge cycles. Our graphene batteries will last you up to 1500 charge cycles.
How Are Graphene Batteries Made?
In order to make graphene enhanced batteries, you need to start with transforming graphene into sheet form. This is a very complex process and used to be prohibitively costly. Only a few years ago, a single kilo of graphene cost a colossal $300,000 USD. Fortunately, there have been many improvements in the manufacturing process which has allowed the cost to start falling. For instance, back in 2010 the cost of one cubic centimeter was one thousand dollars. Now, it’s only one cent. And your average sheet costs around twenty-five dollars. This has paved the way for Real Graphene to be able to bring a consumer level graphene battery to the masses.
Our CEO Samuel Gong adds, “It’s easy for us to scale up because we make the graphene.” We also make the chipset used for charging at Real Graphene.
To make a graphene battery, we introduce graphene into the actual lithium and mix the solution together. Secondly, we add a single sheet of graphene as a composite layer to the lithium battery.
This two-pronged approach allows us to produce a superfast charging battery that delivers on all of the promises graphene offers.