Irish scientists develop material that could boost smartphone battery life by 300%

A new material developed by Irish scientists could increase the battery life of an average smartphone by more than 300%.

An ink-based nanomaterial called Mxenes could see the average mobile phone battery life increase from 10 hours of talk-time to up to 40 hours.

It also has the potential to make a significant environmental impact by increasing the real-time range of electric cars.

By increasing the range from around 190km to 500km, an electric car could drive from Cork to Letterkenny in Donegal on a single charge.

The material has been developed by researchers from AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering at Trinity College Dublin.

The study is published in Nature Communications, a leading international science journal.

The project's lead investigator is Prof Valeria Nicolosi, who has researched nanomaterials for more than 15 years and has spent the last four years investigating the potential of MXenes.

“We are extremely excited by the potential of this new class of 2D nanomaterials.”

More on this topic

GameTech: Kickstarter pays off for Bloodstained

The 5G war and the fight against China’s tech giant

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro units over battery fire risk

Huawei P30 is much more than Pro’s little brother

More in this Section

Man tells rape trial sex was consensual

Ireland to give €5m to help Palestinian refugees

Deasy ally lodges formal bullying complaint over ‘mob mentality’ at Fine Gael party meeting in Waterford

Community 'outraged' as Luke Kelly statue is vandalised


Hozier adds more believers to his church after Cork gig

Simply off the wall: Your go-to guide to shelving

Peter Dowdall shares his top 4 flower picks to add a splash of summer colour to your garden

Ask a counsellor: ‘Why does my husband hate that our daughter’s dating a man going through divorce?’

More From The Irish Examiner