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Cambridge U. comes up with lithium-oxygen battery up to 10 times more energy-dense

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by voyager, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. voyager

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    Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they’ve created a lighter, cheaper, longer lithium-oxygen battery that could eventually rival gasoline engines in electric vehicles in terms of range and weight, Automotive News reported.

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    The scientists announced that they had created a working prototype of an “ultimate battery” that could be up to 10 times more energy-dense than lithium-ion batteries. They said the battery, to date, could be recharged more than 2,000 times.

    The lithium-oxygen batteries could eventually replace lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles and offer a range similar to gasoline engines, but researchers say that could be more than a decade away.
     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Click through the study press release and you will find the magic word: graphene.

    That magic word means that you can ignore the article. It's not because it can't happen, but because graphene would be such a powerful enabler, that there would be such myriad possibilities for improved batteries, that it's pointless to read about any one.
     
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    Just passing it through, the 'news'.
     

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