Higher-energy, safer, longer-lasting zinc battery: Researchers revive old chemistry with new electrolyte

Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a new water-based zinc battery that is safer than a traditional lithium-ion battery, but which doesn't sacrifice power or usability. The team utilized elements of older zinc battery technology with novel water-in-salt electrolytes to create a battery that is not prone to catching fire. "Water-based batteries could be crucial to preventing fires in electronics, but their energy storage and capacity have been limited - until now," said study first author Fei Wang in a statement. "For the first time, we have a battery that could compete with the lithium-ion batteries in energy density, but[...]

Higher-energy, safer, longer-lasting zinc battery: Researchers revive old chemistry with new electrolyte

Again establishing the University of Maryland (UMD) as a leader in the development of groundbreaking battery technology, a team led by researchers at UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from TechXplore

Super-safe zinc battery tech could rival lithium ion in phones - CNET

The new technology, created by researchers at the University of Maryland, offers a glimpse of a future in which phones never explode.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from CNET

Army research rejuvenates older zinc batteries

Army scientists, with a team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, have created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Eurekalert

  • Pages: 1

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share