A new battery-charging method suggested by molecular dynamics simulations.

  title={A new battery-charging method suggested by molecular dynamics simulations.},
  author={Ibrahim Abou Hamad and Mark A. Novotny and David O. Wipf and Per Arne Rikvold},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  volume={12 11},
Based on large-scale molecular dynamics simulations, we propose a new charging method that should be capable of charging a lithium-ion battery in a fraction of the time needed when using traditional methods. This charging method uses an additional applied oscillatory electric field. Our simulation results show that this charging method offers a great reduction in the average intercalation time for Li(+) ions, which dominates the charging time. The oscillating field not only increases the… 
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