Wednesday, February 1, 2023

New battery that could replace lithium batteries and revolutionize the energy industry

Since the nineties, lithium battery They are the main source of power for many of our devices. They are found in mobile phones, electric cars and even satellites.

However, three decades later, with more advanced technology, this type of battery has serious drawbacks. They are expensive to manufacture, their inputs—such as cobalt, nickel, and manganese—contaminate the environment, and their charging time—and therefore their useful life—is insufficient for our current lives.

Faced with these shortcomings, scientists have found the perfect solution in lithium sulfur battery, the reason? This last chemical element is more abundant, cheaper and more durable than lithium. The only downside to this power source is that its low durability hinders its large-scale commercial use.

However, that problem may have finally come to an end. And that is, in May 2022, a team of chemical engineers from Drexel University in the United States, led by an Indian expert Vibha Kalraaccidentally discovered a way to keep these types of batteries from degrading, an aspect that could change our planet and the way we live.

Batteries with longer useful life and higher energy density will change the way we live and care for the planet. Photo: Coach

Affordable, long lasting and clean batteries

Kalra’s research team was looking for a way to redesign lithium-sulfur batteries — a lithium anode with a sulfur cathode made of carbon fiber — in the hope of eliminating the chemical reaction that forms polysulfides, compounds that make the battery worse. Compromise the ability and life of.

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