Scientists from the Institute of Chemistry in collaboration with Swedish researchers have developed an aluminum battery. This is an important step forward compared to the lithium-ion batteries in our phones, which today are considered advanced technologies.
Researchers from Slovenia and Sweden jointly develop aluminum batteries Robert Dominko from the Institute of Chemistry and Patrick Johansson from the University of Gothenburg. The results of the study, signed by six authors, are published in the journal Energy Storage Materials.
Earlier today, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was in the hands of the Americans, the British, and the Japanese, who developed and launched the lithium-ion battery in 1991. And, as it seems, the next major revolution in this area will be Slovenian.
– environmentally friendly,
– significantly cheaper than any other on the market,
– ushers in a revolution in the use of green energy.
A battery that stores natural energy
Planet 18 has shown a battery to measure future energy savings from renewable energy sources. This applies to all major solar panels or wind farm systems.
As he explained Jan BitenkA researcher at the Institute of Chemistry will store both solar and wind energy. “These batteries would be significantly cheaper. If you follow the prices of metals, recently they have been growing very much, but at the same time there are relatively few of them. demand is growing, "Bitenk explained.
Aluminum batteries are cheaper than modern lithium-ion batteries, and aluminum is abundant in nature. The earth's crust is the third most common element, so an alternative would be a good idea, and the idea is at this stage of development and testing.
This point is still under development and testing.
In previous concepts for aluminum batteries, an aluminum anode and a graphite cathode were used, which does not allow the use of a high energy density for practical use.
And it was scientist Bitenk who developed the new concept with organic material. The next step is the development of larger systems and study in various conditions: what is the speed of charge and discharge, how batteries behave at different temperatures.
“If we succeed in development and get additional resources, we will focus on developing experimental batteries that are one step closer to commercial ones,” Bitenk concluded.