Aluminum is the base material for the new project of a group of scientists from Stanford University, who are working on the development of a new type of high performance battery, which is fast and cheaper than their peers in the market.
Led by the professor in Qumica and a native of China, Hongjie Dai, researchers have managed to develop a aluminum battery made of two electrodes, made with graphite: a node and a method arranged next to a liquid liquid electrolyte. The set is capable of charging a mobile in a minute while maintaining its capacity for 7500 charge cycles compared to 1000 that achieves a regular lithium battery.
Two surprising facts about this innovation in process are that, first of all, the material with which it is designed it is malleable, that is, it can be doubled with what it will be pointing as a complement in the development of flexible mobile devices. And secondly, it has low flammability and it is less harmful to the environment, when compared to alkaline batteries or lithium batteries.
We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that can replace the current ones, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, and lithium batteries, sometimes ending up, Professor Dai said.
On the other hand, in the publication made by the scientific magazine Nature, on this subject, it is noticed that all these benefits arise a problem, the battery only generates two volts of electricity, below the level produced by the lithium, That is double. However, Dai explained that the team's efforts are directed towards that goal.
Improving the material of the method could increase the voltage and energy density
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