A revolutionary battery promises a ten-year life on a single charge
A new type of battery has the ability to revolutionize all the smart devices that rely on such a source of electricity.
Harvard professors at the Engineering Faculty have succeeded in creating an ‘abundant’ battery.
It can store the energy in primary molecules dissolved in water with a neutral pH.
This new method provides a non-corroding and non-toxic battery that has an exceptional life length, with the assent to significantly reduce the production costs.
Flow batteries store the power in liquid environments. The greater the “reservoir”, the bigger the stored capacity.
These batteries are an auspicious solution for storing renewable energy from the wind or the sun.
However, these batteries tend to lose their capacity due to the charging phases and the atom needs sustenance to revive the original capacity.
The researchers’ team modified the structure of the particles used in atoms and made them water-dissolvable.
Thus, the new battery loses 1% of capacity after 1,000 charge cycles.
In addition, dissolving the atoms in pH-neutral water, the batteries are useful for being installed in homes.
If any leaks occur, they will not cause any harm to the soil because the solution is not corrosive.