Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and into renewable solar and wind energy production.
The latest development from his lab is a self-destructing, lithium-ion battery capable of delivering 2.5 volts and dissolving or dissipating in 30 minutes when dropped in water.
The battery will continue to produce electricity until one or both of the electrodes run out of the substance necessary for the reactions to occur.
Forget mousetraps — today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery.
“This massive amount of precise data released through the Materials Project will have a profound and lasting impact on the battery research community,” said JCESR Director George Crabtree.
A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions, says an engineer at Binghamton University, State University of New York.