Clean Technica Article – Graphene Silicon Nanoplatelets Increase Li-Ion Battery Capacity 4 Fold

Six months ago Northwestern University professor Harold Kung theorized that using a graphene silicon mixture, there was a way to extend a new lithium-ion battery’s charge by 10 times and increase its lifespan by a factor of 10. The technology theorized by Harold Kung could allow for cell phone batteries to be charged in 15 minutes and hold a weeks worth of charge. It could also allow greater range and faster recharging for electric vehicles. At the time he believed that silicon-graphene technology would be commercially viable in 3 to 5 years.

graphene nanoplatelets

I’ve got a surprise for you. XG Sciences has announced the immediate availability of a graphene silicon additive for lithium-ion batteries in commercial scale quantities. These graphene nanoplatelets will allow lithium ion batteries to hold four times the amount of energy and extend the lifespan of the batteries substantially. This technology holds great potential for extending the range of electric vehicles, increasing the time between charges for portable consumer electronic devices, decrease the weight of portable electronic devices, and decreases the cost for the storage of electrical energy from solar cells for nighttime usage.

David Fuchs is a classically trained engineer and programmer. He is involved in open sourcing, software, and hardware. Current interests: 3d printing and nanotechnology, predicting the future of technology, and low-cost power production in developing nations using material at hand. You can check out his website for more of his writing, and you can contact David on Google + 


Published originally on

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Clean Technica Article – Graphene Silicon Nanoplatelets Increase Li-Ion Battery Capacity 4 Fold

  1. Pingback: Graphene Silicon Nanoplatelets Increase Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity 4 Fold | CleanTechnica

  2. Link says:

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually loved account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing on your feeds and even I fulfillment you get entry to consistently fast.

  3. says:

    Informative article, exactly what I was looking for.

    Feel free to surf to my web blog :: marcy me-708 upright exercise bike (

  4. Ira says:

    This paragralh will awsist the internst viswitors forr building up new website or even a weblog from start to end.

  5. Dianne says:

    I simply could not depart yoour web site before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual info a person provide for your visitors?
    Is going to be back ceaselessly in order to investigate cross-check new posts

  6. We are a company based in Malta, Europe. We are very interested in Graphite
    Batteries for electric cars. We have performed test and trials on electric cars
    for the past 15 years. We are willing to take part of experiments and trials in
    this industry. We are also interested in importing Graphite Batteries in Malta
    so we can perform test and trials.

    We would appreciate your feedback.

    Awaiting your reply

    Ianko Gueorguiev
    Geo Holistic Co Ltd
    Office 5, Leopardi Building, Triq Tal-Balal
    San Gwann, SGN9016, Malta, Europe
    Telephone. (+356) 21370404 Mobile. (+356) 99227041
    Email. Website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *