Australian researchers claim they have developed a battery that can keep a smartphone charged for five days or power an electric car for 1,000 kilometers (over 600 miles). The team from Monash University in Melbourne says the lithium-sulfur battery it has created is the "world's most efficient," and can outperform traditional batteries by four times. The researchers said they are "on the brink" of commercializing the innovation, and touted its benefits for the fight against climate change. According to battery experts The Faraday Institution, the widespread use of lithium-sulfur batteries faced "major hurdles" stemming from sulfur's "insulating nature," and degradation of the metallic lithium anode before Monash Uni came along with its innovating research that reconfigured the design of sulfur cathodes so that they are able to withstand higher stress loads without seeing a drop in overall performance. It is hoped the new battery will revolutionize the Australian vehicle market and provide all Australians with a cleaner, more reliable energy as well as opening up a huge new export market.