Friday, 14 September 2018

Design principles point to better electrolytes for lithium batteries

Diagram, illustrating the crystal lattice of the battery electrolyte material Li3PO4 Diagram, illustrating the crystal lattice of the battery electrolyte material Li3PO4

Researchers at MIT, the Tokyo Institute of Technology and BMW’s Battery Technology Lab have found the vibrational frequency of lithium can be fine-tuned by tweaking its lattice structure through chemical substitution to alter structural arrangements of atoms. The new concept provides a powerful tool for developing new, better-performing materials that could increase the amount of electricity stored in a battery.

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