Researchers from the universities of Michigan and Cornel have developed a special material that allows processors to consume less energy
Despite numerous attempts, the batteries of smartphones still last too little. On average, they do not last more than a day and a half. Yet in the future, according to an extraordinary study, it will be sufficient to recharge the batteries of the device only 4 times a year.
The credit goes to the researchers of two American universities, Michigan and Cornel, who have developed a material that allows processors to consume much less energy. The main problem, in fact, if smartphones have a limited autonomy, it is not due directly to the batteries. Processors are the electronic elements that, more than any other, drain the battery of the devices. At the moment the structure of processors is based on semiconductors, components that need a lot of energy to work. That's why batteries last so little. U.S. scientists have been able to devise a system that surpasses current technology.
The material that consumes 100 times less
The material created in the lab by researchers at Michigan University and Cornel University is a multiferroic magnelectronic compound. Without getting into the technical aspect, the system allows processors to operate consuming up to 100 times less energy, compared to traditional chips. How is this possible? Computer systems communicate through binary code, through which machines send and receive data. The new compound developed by American scientists uses very little energy to transmit this information.
The American study is very important because it could revolutionize the smartphone industry, which is increasingly committed to building high-performance processors but conditioned by battery life. So, after the cell phone that works using environmental energy, very soon could arrive the first devices that mount a battery that is discharged only once every three months.