Advanced Technology Ensures Long Lasting, Fast Charging and Safe Battery At the Same Time
The renowned co-inventor of lithium-ion battery emerges with another revolutionary battery. Yes, we’re talking about John Goodennough! He does really good enough when it comes to batteries. He has developed the first ever all-solid-state battery cells for cellphones, electric cars, and large-scale energy storage. Notably, his batteries are safer, faster-charging, long-lasting rechargeable battery. The features are enough to make people life easier.
Currently, John Goodenough is working as a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. The 94-year-old headed a team of engineers to create his latest breakthrough battery. He completed the invention along with Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria Helena Braga.
How Does It Work?
As long as your mobile has John Goodenough’s latest battery, you don’t have to worry. The fact that battery is a low-cost and all-solid-state battery. At the same time, it isn’t flammable so they are calling it noncombustible. Specifically, the battery has a long cycle life with a high volumetric energy density. The rates of charge and discharge are really fast. Most importantly, it is faster than other mobile batteries. The engineers are enthusiastic to describe their new technology. Recently, they have published a paper on it in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.
Goodenough expressed, “Cost, safety, energy density, rates of charge and discharge and cycle life are critical for battery-driven cars to be more widely adopted. We believe our discovery solves many of the problems that are inherent in today’s batteries.”
Eco-friendly Is An Extra Bonus With This Battery
According to the research, the engineers can make the battery cells from earth-friendly materials.
“The glass electrolytes allow for the substitution of low-cost sodium for lithium. Sodium is extracted from seawater that is widely available,” Braga said.
Goodenough and Braga are up to making it more advanced. Their battery-related research is still ongoing. In the short term, they hope to work with battery makers to develop and test their new materials in electric vehicles and energy storage devices. UT Austin supported the research.
For more, read an article on the Cockrell School of Engineering website, and stories in North American Energy News, the Austin American-Statesman, Gizmodo UK, Electronics Weekly, and Newsweek.
via- UT news