Melbourne: Extraordinary efforts are being made around the world to increase the efficiency, capacity and power storage capacity of batteries. In this regard, a design based on completely new technology has been introduced in which sugar (glucose) has been added to the battery made of lithium-sulfur, then its power storage capacity has been increased up to five times.
Chemists around the world are doing extraordinary research and now a new battery has been redesigned at Melbourne’s Monash University, which retains its usefulness even after recharging 1000 times. Scientists have developed a binding agent that creates extra space between sulfur particles and they spread. This allows the particles to expand during charging, and the experimental battery lasts up to 200 cycles.
It should be noted that the cycle of full charging and complete emptying of a battery is called a battery cycle.
But the problem doesn’t end there, because the negative electrode made of lithium keeps getting damaged by being exposed to sulfur. To prevent this, some sugar solutions were tried. These experiments stopped the breakdown of the electrodes and largely eliminated the problem.
However, when the sugar molecules on the negative electrode were tested in the form of a complex web, the 700 mAh battery per gram successfully completed 1000 cycles, each time charge was well maintained and the battery life was extended.
Thanks to the use of expensive, environmentally friendly and toxic chemicals in this process, which is an important development.
According to scientists at Monash University, such batteries can easily be used in smartphones and electric rides. Most importantly, they charge two to five times more than the lithium-ion batteries used today, and the batteries can be made to last longer and be more durable.