According to the researchers, they have boosted the capacity of the lithium-ion batteries—which are utilized in laptops, electric vehicles, and mobile phones—by 15%. The efficiency was elevated by the inclusion of a solid electrolyte to the positively charged electrode, or the cathode, of the battery, said the scientists from the SPbPU (Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University) in Russia.
The scientists coped to augment the capacity of the battery by 15% in comparison to the one having a liquid electrolyte. This accomplishment assisted to decrease the weight of the intact product, as per to the findings represented at a scientific symposium in Qingdao, China.
Wang Tsinshen of the SPbPU, said, “In the agenda of the improvement of energy-saving technologies, electric transport, and clean energy, the end result achieved in our center speeds up the huge implementation of “green technologies” into the actual life.”
The experiments were performed in the lab and the battery sample was fabricated based on the Joint Innovation Center “Science – Technologies” of ENV (Energy New Vehicle), instituted in China in association with the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University. Also the Director of ENV, Tsinshen said, “The upgrading of cathode substances as well as functional additives are among the key undertakings of our joint research center.”
On the another end, as per a new paper issued in the Science journal and comprising the work conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Honda Research Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Caltech, there is a means to develop batteries that have an energy density up to 8 times greater compared to the lithium-ion, utilizing a novel approach that enables fluoride to function at room temperature in a liquid battery.
Advancement in fluoride battery chemistry can be helpful in boosting the improvement of electric vehicles and facilitating for an elevated implementation of renewable power.