Have you ever wondered having access to a battery, which is having the potential to charge your phone for five continuous days, or to permit an electrical vehicle to run more than 1000 km without any kind of refueling?
World’s Most Efficient Battery
Interestingly, Monash University researchers are now on the verge of commercializing the world’s most efficient battery i.e. Lithium- Sulphur battery. Moreover, this battery is 5x more efficient from the leaders in the current battery industry.
Comparison with Li-ion batteries
Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani from Monash University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the handler of this project. According to them, not only this battery is more efficient, but it is also having lesser environmental impacts than the existing batteries like lithium-ion products.
Moreover, the researchers have an approved filed a patent with number PCT/AU 2019/051239 too. Besides, German R&D partners Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology dealt with the fabrication of prototype cells.
How does it work?
Researchers state that the battery can maintain the efficiency of 99% for more than 200 cycles, which for a smartphone-sized battery would result in keeping a phone charged for five days.
Besides, the researchers fabricated four types of thick sulfur cathodes to use in the prototypes. Researchers reconfigured the design of sulfur cathodes in such a fashion, that they could accommodate higher stress loads without a drop in overall capacity or performance.
Why is it important for the future?
Associate Professor Matthew Hill says that “Attractive performance, along with lower manufacturing costs, abundant supply of material, ease of processing and reduced environmental footprint make this new battery design attractive for future real-world applications”.
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