It takes around 2-3 hours to charge a smartphone up to 100%, but that is about to change. Israeli startup Store Dot has created a new device that charges a phone from completely drained to 100% in just 30 seconds.
Store Dot’s battery uses a quantum dot nanocrystal solution that is roughly five times more powerful than a traditional battery. Gil Rosenman, chief scientist of Store Dot, told the WSJ, “The semiconductors are known as quantum dots and are made from naturally occurring organic compounds called peptides, short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins…These peptides can be made to self-assemble into quantum dots—molecular-size materials that have remarkable properties.”
The charger is expected to cost around $30 when it is released in late 2016.