Graphite and water for quick battery charges

A combination of water and graphite could create energy storage systems which recharge in a matter of seconds and have an almost infinite lifespan, according to researchers at Monash University.

The substance, known as graphene, could be used to charge everyday devices such as iPhones in seconds, the researchers said.

Graphene has not been previously developed for energy storage purposes because it forms graphite when stacked together. But the inclusion of water provides a force that maintains the structure for real world use.

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