Research published by the good doctors at LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) in Advanced Materials into alternative anode materials for Li-Ion batteries suggests that polyfluorene-based conducting polymers (PF) are showing good promise, and might cycle well over time.
Might we soon benefit with 360g 35200 mAh batteries? Six hour ArduPilot and two-and-a-half hour ArduCopter flights? Has anyone successful added a beverage holder to their fatsharks? It may be time to start the prototypes...
From the Berkeley press release:
"The icing on the anode cake is that the new PF-based anode is not only superior but economical. 'Using commercial silicon particles and without any conductive additive, our composite anode exhibits the best performance so far,' says Gao Liu. 'The whole manufacturing process is low cost and compatible with established manufacturing technologies.'"