New material could boost batteries’ power, help power plants
You’re going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big.
A team of researchers, including Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University, developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The material could make batteries more powerful, change how gaseous fuel is turned into liquid fuel and help power plants burn coal and natural gas more efficiently.
The team reported its findings in the journal Nature Communications.
Ye Lin, Shumin Fang and Fanglin Chen, all of the University of South Carolina, collaborated with Brinkman and Dong Su, who is with the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York.
To understand what they did, it helps to know how batteries and fuel cells convert chemical energy into electricity.
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